We present an evolving compilation of scientific papers and other documents that complements the “Resources” section of the website, including:

  1. Background documents
  2. Ecosystem assessments from around the world that apply methodologies that differ from the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) Categories and Criteria.

Anyone interested in contributing documents or links to be included here, please contact us.

Background documents

Year Reference Language
2013 IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.
Barrow E., Rodriguez J.P. & Keith D.
SWARA oct-dec 2013: 4-7
2013 Exploring wonders. Environments in Red. Venezuelan ecosystems threatened.
Rojas-Suárez F., Rodríguez J.P. & Oliveira-Miranda M.A.
RíoVerde 2012-2013(9): 55-67
2010 Red Book of Venezuelan Terrestrial Ecosystems
Rodríguez, J.P. Rojas-Suárez F. & Giraldo Hernández D.
325 pp
2010 Threatened Ecosystems. Join a global network for developing an IUCN Red List for imperiled ecosystems.
Rodríguez J.P.
Society for Conservation Biology Newsletter 17(4): 2-3
More information: [email protected]
2008 Historical Patterns and Drivers of Landscape Change in Colombia Since 1500: A Regionalized Spatial Approach.
Etter A., McAlpine C. & Possingham H.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers 98,1: 2–23
2002 The ecosystem as a multidimensional concept: meaning, model, and metaphor.
Pickett S.T.A. & Cadenasso M.L.
Ecosystems 5:1–10
URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10021-001-0051-y

Regional and national assessments, categories and criteria (not apply IUCN RLE methodology)

Year Reference Language
2009 Australia: Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act, Sydney, Australia.
New South Wales Government
URL: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/committee/SchedulesThreatenedSpeciesConservationAct.htm
2006 Australia: New South Wales Vegetation Classification and Assessment: Introduction – the classification, database, assessment of protected areas and threat status of plant communities.
Benson, J.S. Cunninghamia 9(3): 331-382.
2002 Australia: Threatened Species Conservation Regulation (listing criteria), New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government.
2000 Australia: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations, REG 7.02 Criteria for listing threatened ecological communities. Commonwealth of Australia.
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_reg/epabcr2000697/s7.02.html
1999 Australia: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Commonwealth of Australia.
URL: http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/
2010 Austria: Lebensraumvielfalt in Österreich – Gefährdung und Handlungsbedarf. Zusammenschau der Roten Liste gefährdeter Biotoptypen Österreichs. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten und Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Klagenfurt.
Essl, F. and G. Egger
More information: Franz Essl ([email protected]), [email protected]
Austrian Summary in English
2011 Bulgaria: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria, Volume 3: Natural habitats. Sofia, Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & Ministry of Environment and Water.
URL: http://e-ecodb.bas.bg/rdb/en/
1998 Denmark: The Red List of Marines and Coastal Biotopes and Biotope Complexes of the Baltic Sea, Belt Sea and Kattegat.
Helsinki Commission, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission.
1992 Europe: Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
Council of the European Communities
2009 Finland: New method and criteria for national assessments of threatened habitat types.
Kontula, T. and A. Raunio. Biodiversity and Conservation 18(14): 3861-3876.
2009 Germany: German Red Data Book on endangered habitats.
Riecken, U., Finck, P., Raths, U., Schröder, E. and Ssymank, A. Rote Liste der gefährdeten Biotoptypen Deutschlands. Zweite fortgeschriebene Fassung 2006. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 34, 318 S.
URL: http://www.bfn.de/0322_biotope.html
English (short version)
1995 Germany: Proposal on a criteria system for a National Red Data Book of Biotopes.
Blab, J., U. Riecken and A. Ssymank
Landscape Ecology 10(1): 41-50.
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j8u83564tp526726/
2009 South Africa: Threatened Ecosystems in South Africa: General Information / Descriptions and Maps. Drafts for Public Comment, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Pretoria, South Africa. SANBI and DEAT. English
2004 South Africa: The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, No. 10. of 2004. Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Pretoria, South Africa. DEAT.
URL: http://www.info.gov.za/acts/2004/a10-04/index.html
1995 United States: Endangered Ecosystems of the United States: A Preliminary Assessment of Loss and Degradation English