IUCN Red List Training Center at ASU [talk]

Stingrays swimming in clear shallow water

On October 6, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m., via Zoom, ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Associate Center Director and School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Marine Conservation Beth Polidoro will be delivering a talk to Nature at ASU students on the IUCN Red List training center at ASU.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species is the world’s global standard for measuring and monitoring species extinction risk. During this talk, students will learn about ASU’s formal partnership with the IUCN, including our Red List of Species and Red List of Ecosystems assessment activities, as well as our local and global Red List training initiatives.

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes supports an internship program established by Polidoro in which undergraduates are placed with our partner organizations. Through our partners, who include the IUCN, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden and other associated organizations, students are afforded available opportunities to engage in local and global conservation work, gaining crucial skills and professional connections. To date, more than 30 students have participated in this program.

Nature at ASU is an undergraduate student organization whose mission is “To build, unite and empower an inclusive community of students to study and protect Earth’s biodiversity and its wild habitats.”

For more information about Nature at ASU, contact Ivanna Caspeta.