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Guidelines & Brochures — Global

Conservation Actions Classification Scheme (Version 2.0)

The hierarchical structure for the Conservation Actions Needed, as shown on the species Fact Sheets, is provided below

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.

A working document providing a list of the conservation actions needed with definitions, examples of the actions and guidance notes on using the scheme, is available here. All comments on the Conservation Actions Needed Classification Scheme are welcome.

  • 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 enforcemen
      • 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

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