DOPA has a new web site

The DOPA Web site has been redesigned to match your portable devices and is now also available in Spanish and French!


New publications

New publications from the team have just been published in scientific journals and are open access to everyone.
Saura, S., L. Bastin, L. Battistella, A. Mandrici, G. Dubois (2017). Protected areas in the world’s ecoregions: how well connected are they? Ecological Indicators 76: 144-158.

New global maps and datasets on ecological connectivity

The Maps and Datasets section of our website is containing the material described in our new paper on the connectivity of protected areas at the global scale



Protected Connected land (%) and protected area coverage (%) for the terrestrial ecoregions of the world as of June 2016

The map shows the values of Protected Connected land (ProtConn, % of ecoregion area covered by protected connected lands), calculated for a reference median species dispersal distance of 10 km, and of protected area coverage (% of ecoregion area under protection) for all the terrestrial ecoregions of the world (lakes and Antarctica excluded). ProtConn accounts for both the land area that can be reached within protected areas and that reachable through the connections between different protected areas.


World Ecoregion Connectivity (ProtConn) and Protection Statistics as of June 2016

Results of the Protected Connected (ProtConn) indicator and its fractions assessing the connectivity of protected areas (PAs) in all the world's terrestrial ecoregions as of June 2016. Results are provided for four median dispersal distances (1, 10, 30 and 100 km) encompassing the range of dispersal abilities of the large majority of terrestrial vertebrates.