The first three modules of the online IUCN Red List training course (Assessing Species' Extinction Risk Using IUCN Red List Methodology) have now been released. In an effort to bring training to a global community of Red List Assessors, this online course will provide free training to anyone who wishes to learn more about the IUCN Red List.
After several years of increasing demands for Red List training, a collaboration between IUCN and the The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has resulted in the first three modules of the online Red List training course now being available, with a further four modules due to be released by the end of September 2013. The Red List training course is one of the most recent additions to TNC's ConservationTraining.org website, which offers a wide range of free conservation training courses. The currently available course modules cover:
An introduction to the IUCN Red List, highlighting how IUCN Red List data are used to inform and catalyse conservation action.
An overview of what an IUCN Red List assessment is and how to transform raw data into a published IUCN Red List assessment.
A detailed explanation of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and how to use these to assess extinction risk for species.
Additional modules will cover topics such as supporting information for Red List assessments and using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria for regional and national assessments. All course modules can be completed online, or downloaded for offline use.
For more information on the online training course or Red List training in general, please contact:
Programme Officer - IUCN Red List Unit