Conservation Hackathon brings scientists and programmers together to generate new solutions to the big challenges in conservation research. To celebrate 50 years of IUCN we'll be hacking the Redlist!
Sat 15th November 2014 at 10:30
Sat 15th November 2014 at 17:00
Monitoring the conservation status of species and classifying threats and pressures on their populations is important to highlight conservation priorities, design meaningful conservation strategies and communicate the need for conservation interventions to politicians.
This year is the 50th Anniversary of the IUCN Red List, the benchmark for conservation classification. The Red List includes conservation assessments for over 70,000 species, more than 20,000 of which are listed as threatened by at least one of a host of possible threats such as pollution, climate change, invasive species and human disturbance. Understanding how these threats are distributed is important if we are to plan and implement effective conservation strategies.
In this Conservation Hackathon, we challenge you to Hack the Redlist!
We're looking for conservationists, ecologists, software developers, programmers and anybody with an interest in conservation and digital technology, to join us on the 15th November to Hack the IUCN Redlist
For more information, visit www.conservationhackathon.org