In an effort to improve the availability of Red List training around the world, IUCN is working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop an online IUCN Red List Training course.
The online Red List Training course will cover all of the topics covered in a typical IUCN Red List Assessor Training workshop, with some additional lessons included to allow the learner to explore some aspects of the Red List Categories and Criteria in more detail. The course will include seven modules.
Module 1: Introduction to the IUCN Red List. This module introduces learners to IUCN and the IUCN Red List, and provides an insight into how IUCN Red List data are to inform and catalyse conservation action.
Module 2: IUCN Red List Assessments. This module provides an overview of what an IUCN Red List assessment is and how to transform raw data into a published IUCN Red List assessment.
Module 3: IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This module includes 13 lessons covering all aspects of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and how to use IUCN methodology to assess a species’ extinction risk.
Module 4: Supporting Information for IUCN Red List Assessments. This module provides an outline of the supporting information required for IUCN Red List assessments.
Module 5: IUCN Red List Mapping Protocols. This module presents the IUCN Red List mapping standards.
Module 6: IUCN Species Information Service. This module explains what SIS is, who can access it, and how to use the system.
Module 7: Regional IUCN Red List Assessments. This module outlines how to use the IUCN Red List methodology to complete scientifically rigorous Red List assessments for a regional or national Red List.
IUCN Red List Assessor Exam. The course includes a final exam to test your understanding of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and the assessment process.
The online IUCN Red List Training course will be available via the Conservation Training website in 2013.
Conservation Training is an open, online learning resource that provides high-quality educational content on a broad range of conservation issues. As for all of the courses available through Conservation Training, the IUCN Red List Training course will be free and open to anyone with an internet connection who wants to learn about the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and the Red List assessment process.