IUCN/HRI Red List Endangered Species Assessment for the Gulf of Mexico
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: John Wood
The IUCN and HRI hosted Red List Assessment workshops with marine species experts to review the conservation status of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants of the Gulf of Mexico. Workshops provided data to augment the HRI BioGoMx database, identify knowledge gaps and help develop conservation priorities, and major RESTORE Act restoration efforts. Distribution maps and an ‘Expert Directory’ will improve disaster preparedness and identify needs in the face of immediate threats within the region.