Between April 6th and 11th, in the facilities of CATIE, in Costa Rica, the I International Course of the Red List of Ecosystems was developed. In such course, 22 professionals of different sectors working on the biodiversity conservation participated. Its objective was to strengthen the capacities of the participants regarding the risk assessment of ecosystems and the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, in such a way that their result contribute with the development of planning and handling procedures of the national systems of biodiversity conservation in Latin America. There were professionals from: Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Guatemala. The event was financially and technically supported by IUCN and PROVITA, which also awarded grants for some of the attendants.
Among the developed subjects, the following stand out: conceptual basis of the Red List of Ecosystems, its handling and the interpretation of the criteria that define the collapse state of the ecosystems and some academic exercises applied in different countries. One of the results of such training was the line-up of a researching team devoted to the analysis, application and assessment of the Red List of Ecosystems on a Latin American level for managing the knowledge in order to influence the planning of conservation systems in the region.
|Working during the course|
|Participants of I International Course “Red List of Ecosystems: Instrument for the Plannig of Biodiversity Conservation Systems”,
CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica