The workshop is for sharing the case studies on Catalogue of Life, Red-listing and Forest biodiversity monitoring in China and beyond, and providing a platform for exploring the possibility to build up regional network for species diversity assessment, monitoring and conservation.
The case study for Catalogue of Life is on building up the regional species checklist, and associated technical support. A Catalogue of Life, or species checklist, provides the basic information about the biodiversity of a region or country. It is the baseline information for biodiversity monitoring, conservation and sustainable use. In recent years, some countries/areas, like China, New Zealand and Australia, started to set up catalogue of life at national level and have made good progress. For example, China published the fifth annual edition of Catalogue of Life-China last September. It provides a chance to exchange ideas, progress and experience in building up the regional species checklist among countries and areas.
The purpose of the case study on Red-Listing is to provide a platform for those who are interesting in this subject to share experiences and discuss key issues in compiling National Red Listing (NRL) with IUCN Categories and Criteria, and seek possible approaches to promote the NRL project in future.
We will invite 3-4 experts in botany and in zoology, to give a short training on data acquisition, data analysis, etc., mainly based on the Chinese practices on National Red Listing project.