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Stuart Butchart

Dr. Stuart Butchart is Head of Science at BirdLife Internation where he leads a team who help to set conservation priorities for the 117 Partners that form the BirdLife International Partnership.
Stuart Butchart

Stuart Butchart

This involves managing the process of regularly updating extinction resk assessments for all of the world's 10,000 bird species fro the IUCN Red List, coordinating the standards and protocols for identifying and monitoring over 11,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) globally, identifying and understanding key threats to birds and their habitats, determining the priority actions required (for species, sites, habitats and along flyways), understanding the how people depend upon the ecosystem services delivered by IBAs, developing biodiversity indicators based on bird data, and ensuring that sound science underpins BirldLife's policy, advocacy and communications activities.  Stuart has for several years coordinated collaborations with a range of other NGOs and Universities to assess climate change impacts on the world's birds and IBAs, and to evaluate how to integrate adaptation into their conservation.  He also chairs the IUCN Red List Technical Working Group on behalf of IUCN.