Forest cover

Forest gain and loss are computed over 2011-2016 using the data from the Global Forest Watch (Hansen et al., 2013)



Land cover

Single annual land cover maps for the years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 of 300 m resolution were obtained from the Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (Land Cover CCI 2017).

Land Cover CCI (2017). Product User Guide Version 2.0



International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial FOSS4G 2017

International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G 2017

Event Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, August 18, 2017 - 18:00

New publications

New publications from the team have just been published in scientific journals and are open access to everyone.
  • Bastin L, Gorelick N, Saura S, Bertzky B, Dubois G, Fortin M-J, et al. (2019) Inland surface waters in protected areas globally: Current coverage and 30-year trends.

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.