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Brooks, TM, Hoffmann, M, Fonseca, GA, Gascon, C, Hawkins, AF, James, RE, Langhammer, P, Mittermeier, RA, Pilgrim, JD and Silva, JM 2008 , 'The IUCN and the Red List' , Endangered Species Research, vol. 6, no. 2 , pp. 113-125 , doi: 10.3354/esr00087.

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Systematic conservation planning aims to identify comprehensive protected area networks
that together will minimize biodiversity loss. Importantly, conservation planners seek to determine
where to allocate limited resources first, particularly given the uneven spread of, and threats to,
biodiversity. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened
Species incorporates data not only on threats to species, but also on species distributions and ecological
requirements. These temporal and spatial attributes, when combined with other datasets, have
proven useful for determining the most urgent priority areas for conserving biodiversity, from the
global level down to the scale of individual sites. Although many challenges remain, the increasing
reliability and comprehensiveness of the IUCN Red List suggests that its role as a source of biodiversity
data in systematic conservation planning is certain to expand dramatically.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Brooks, TM and Hoffmann, M and Fonseca, GA and Gascon, C and Hawkins, AF and James, RE and Langhammer, P and Mittermeier, RA and Pilgrim, JD and Silva, JM
Keywords: IUCN Red List · Conservation planning · Threatened species · Biodiversity conservation · Protected areas
Journal or Publication Title: Endangered Species Research
ISSN: 1863-5407
DOI / ID Number: 10.3354/esr00087
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