Once again, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems is finalist of the EUREKA Award in the environmental research area. Such award is yearly presented by the prestigious Australian Museum and rewards excellence in the fields of research and innovation, leadership, science, communication and journalism; and science at school level. It is granted to people and teams involved in outstanding research projects that lead to an environmental problem resolution, including a proposed challenge regarding climate change, environmental management and protection of the Australian environment.


The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems continues receiving international recognition. Facing the challenges of the climate change and the protection of the environment, the risk assessment of ecosystems oriented to natural resource management has been once again recognized by its nomination, for the second year in a row, to the Eureka Award: an important environmental research award granted by the Australian Museum.

The Team of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems lead by Professor David Keith and Researcher Jon Paul Rodriguez has developed the first global standard for the risk assessment of terrestrial, marine, freshwater and subterranean ecosystems worldwide. Such protocol is currently providing the foundation for better strategies to mitigate the collapse of threatened ecosystems all over the world.

Nomination results will be announced on August 26th, 2015 through the website of the Australian Museum and through the social media, Facebook / Twitter and the website of the RLE. For further information on this award, visit: http://australianmuseum.net.au/eureka.