Conservation Actions Classification Scheme (Version 2.0)

The hierarchical structure for the Conservation Actions Needed as show on the species Fact Sheets is provided here.

Assessors are asked to use this Classification Scheme to indicate the conservation actions or measures that are needed for the plant or animal concerned. In suggesting what actions are needed, assessors are asked to be realistic and not simply select everything. The selection should be for those actions that are most urgent, significant and important; and that they could realistically be achieved within the next five years.The actions needed should also be informed by the conservation actions already in place.

The attached working document provides a list of the conservation actions needed with definitions, examples of the actions and guidance notes on using the scheme. Comments on the Conservation Actions Needed Classification Scheme are welcome - click feedback.

  • 1 Land/water protection
    • 1.1 Site/area protection
    • 1.2 Resource & habitat protection
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  • 2 Land/water management
    • 2.1 Site/area management
    • 2.2 Invasive/problematic species control
    • 2.3 Habitat & natural process restoration
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  • 3 Species management
    • 3.1 Species management
      • 3.1.1 Harvest management
      • 3.1.2 Trade management
      • 3.1.3 Limiting population growth
    • 3.2 Species recovery
    • 3.3 Species re-introduction
      • 3.3.1 Reintroduction
      • 3.3.2 Benign introduction
    • 3.4 Ex-situ conservation
      • 3.4.1 Captive breeding/artificial propagation
      • 3.4.2 Genome resource bank
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  • 4 Education & awareness
    • 4.1 Formal education
    • 4.2 Training
    • 4.3 Awareness & communications
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  • 5 Law & policy
    • 5.1 Legislation
      • 5.1.1 International level
      • 5.1.2 National level
      • 5.1.3 Sub-national level
      • 5.1.4 Scale unspecified
    • 5.2 Policies and regulations
    • 5.3 Private sector standards & codes
    • 5.4 Compliance and enforcement
      • 5.4.1 International level
      • 5.4.2 National level
      • 5.4.3 Sub-national level
      • 5.4.4 Scale unspecified
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  • 6 Livelihood, economic & other incentives
    • 6.1 Linked enterprises & livelihood alternatives
    • 6.2 Substitution
    • 6.3 Market forces
    • 6.4 Conservation payments
    • 6.5 Non-monetary values