The DOPA team will be presenting some of the most recent DOPA applications and indicators at the forthcoming 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB2018) in Jyväskylä, Finland, on 12th - 15th of June 2018 (https://conbio.org/mini-sites/eccb2018/). In particular, Santiago Saura will give two oral presentations on DOPA. The first presentation, entitled "DOPA Explorer 2.0: A web based tool assessing all large protected areas in support to conservation policies", will be given on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th of June within the ECCB2018 session on protected areas, and will cover the main features, types of indicators and functionalities of the recently released DOPA Explorer 2.0 application. The second presentation entitled "Protected area connectivity shortfalls and country-level priorities: global and European insights", will be given on the afternoon of Friday 15th of June, within the symposium "Connectivity Conservation - safeguarding the future in a matrix of human-dominated landscapes", and will cover the most recent results of the Protected Connected (ProtConn) indicator in DOPA, globally and at the European level, and will provide an overview of the planned future developments of this indicator.
5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB2018)
Latest updates to DOPA Explorer 2.0
DOPA Explorer 2.0 is out!
It is beautiful, it smiles on your PC and your mobile phones...
DOPA Explorer 2.0, the most advanced global information system characterizing the world’s protected areas has seen the light in Ispra, Italy, on the 15th of February 2018 at 16:58 GMT + 1 at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission with the help of the UNEP-WCMC, the IUCN and BirdLife International.
It weights 22 897 species, 23 863 protected areas, went trough 7 597 677 intersections protected areas/species, uses Terra bytes of imagery on forests, surface water, built-up areas, ... and so much more.
DOPA Explorer 2.0 is out now at http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/explorer/ and we expect it to grow fast over the next months by becoming multilingual, addressing regional reporting needs and by addressing Key Biodiversity Areas.
See birth certificate at
The parents are all well but exhausted...
- Saura, S., Bertzky, B., Bastin, L. Battistella, Mandrici, A., Dubois, G. (2018). Protected area connectivity: shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities. Biological Conservation, 219: 53-67 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.020
- Herrera, L.P., Sabatino, M.C., Jaimes, F.R., Saura, S. (2017). Landscape connectivity and the role of small habitat patches as steppingstones: an assessment of the grassland biome in Southern Pampa, Argentina. Biodiversity and Conservation https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1416-7