IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

The Red List of Ecosystems of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is the most extensive initiative documenting the state of conservation of ecosystems worldwide.

Proposed during the IV World Congress of Conservation in 2008 and recognized by IUCN in 2014, the RLE is tasked with collecting data, statistics and risk assessment of all the ecosystems of the planet.

Ecosystems Statistics
News on conservation

First steps

We were contacted by Provita, a Non-governmental organization whose mission is the conservation of endangered species and environments, combining several fields of knowledge in the search for integral solutions.
One of the most striking aspects of the project is the information tables, aimed to provide the public with summary information regarding the studies and publications carried out worldwide regarding the analysis and preservation of ecosystems.
Additionally, within the page, there is a form conceptualized by the client, and it can be used by those who evaluate an ecosystem to document the state in which it is located, following the parameters designed by the LRE ecosystem.

Did you know that… Seagrass meadows are among the world’s least known ecosystems. Yet these underwater gardens are crucial to our survival — they are among the most important blue carbon reservoirs on the planet.

Tech

In order to carry out this task we resorted to the use of OpenSource solutions that facilitate compliance with the requirements, as the core of our development was going to be in Django we integrated Mezzanine CMS to the web app and GeoNode to magane ge-referenced data.

Django 1.8

GeoNode

Mezzanine

Features

We were asked to completely make-over the LRE web page, which was developed in Wordpress and to include new functionalities that would allow it to offer a better management of the geographic information associated with the ecosystems evaluated.
They can also upload geographic files to provide a georeferenced visual abstraction, and map layers related to the ecosystem within the system.