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WCC 2012 Res 033 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN SSC Network support team 2013-2016
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2013-2016
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
I do not know
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2013-2016 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Scientific/technical activitiesEfforts of the IUCN SSC Fungal Specialist Group in 2015 focused on implementing the Global Fungal Red List Initiative through workshops, short courses, and seminars.
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Over 50 mycologists participated in fungal red listing workshops in 2015. The results of workshops in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ekenäs, Sweden, and Melbourne, Australia significantly advanced fungal conservation. These efforts resulted in 25 additional fungal species being published on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Final evaluations of another 50 species are being readied for publication. These workshops were made possible through support of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Foundation and the Oscar and Lilli Lamm’s foundation.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Fundraising efforts, lobbying, awarness raising, assessments of the extinction risk of fungi species.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Scientific/technical activitiesThe main future action planned for the implementation of this resolution in 2016 is to catalyze the efforts of the IUCN SSC Fungal SGs on Fungal red listing to enhance the taxonomic coverage of this group on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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