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Fri, Feb 04



Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric (STAR)

Community of Practice Speaker Series Join us for a presentation by: Dr. Frank Hawkins Policy Advisor, IUCN

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Time & Location

Feb 04, 2022, 10:00 AM MST


About the event

The Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric (STAR) allows quantification of the potential contributions that species threat abatement and restoration activities offer towards reducing extinction risk across the world.

STAR can inform decisions made by businesses, governments, civil society and other actors towards global goals for halting extinctions. STAR is calculated from data on the distribution, threats, and extinction risk of threatened species derived from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.

Speaker: Dr. Frank Hawkins

Dr. Hawkins is a conservation biologist and policy advisor with many years of experience working with governments, financial institutions, civil societies, and local communities in Africa and around the world.

Between 2013 and 2021, Dr. Hawkins was the Director of the IUCN North American office. In September of 2021, he became a policy advisor to the IUCN. Dr. Hawkins focuses primarily on policy work, particularly in the use of natural capital data in investment decision-making, and on bringing the North American conservation community together to drive changes in international conservation. He was instrumental in the creation of the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation and developing the Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric (STAR).

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