The work that has been carried out in Chile about the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria, was evidenced by an interview by the Communications Office of IUCN South.

During 2011 the first application of this methodology (Rodríguez et al. 2011) was carried out in various terrestrial ecosystems in Chile and, from 2013, its Environment Ministry is conducting a new evaluation process with the second version of the IUCN criteria for ecosystems (Keith et al. 2013). Jaime Rovira, from chilean Environment Ministry, said that this new procedure aims to show the status of the terrestrial environments, regarding what has happened in the last 30 years. To accomplish this, they are using the A2, A3, B2 and C2 criterias of the red list of ecosystems methodology.

Until now, has been identified nine terrestrial systems Endangered and the greatest losses of biodiversity were detected in the central zone of the country. Once the analysis of terrestrial ecosystems is completed, the evaluation of freshwater and marine ecosystems will initiate, in order to generate valuable information for making responsible decisions on biodiversity conservation.

For more information about the work Chile is conducting, click here (spanish)

And if you want to learn more about the Red List of Ecosystems visit our website