New Publications

Saura, S., Bertzky, B., Bastin, L. Battistella, Mandrici, A., Dubois, G. (2019) Global trends in protected area connectivity from 2010 to 2018. Biological Conservation, 238: xx-xx. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.07.028

 

Protected connected land at country level as of June 2018

The layer on the map contains the values of the ProtConnBound indicator, which measures the percentage of country area covered by protected and connected lands considering the part of Protected Area (PA) connectivity that is in the power of a country to influence, i.e. factoring out the PA isolation due to the sea and to foreign lands. The values correspond to a median dispersal distance of 10 km. The layer includes the ProtConn values for all the countries or territories (ISO3 codes) differentiated in the GAUL country layer for year 2015.

Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of January 2019.

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world, excluding lakes, rock and ice, by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from January 2019 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001) and Spalding et al. (2007). The marine ecoregions were clipped to the coastline of the terrestrial ecoregions and an outer boundary corresponding to the 200-meter isobath (Spalding et al. 2007).

Map of country protection levels for the terrestial ecoregions of the world as of January 2019

The map shows the percentage of coverage within each country of the terrestrial ecoregions. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from January 2019 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001) and Spalding et al. (2007). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

New version of DOPA Explorer

DOPA Explorer 3.1 has been released on the 17th of April. While it is still based on the July 2018 version of the World Database on Protected Areas, this new release provides end-users with a new and faster interface, a link to a single downloadable file (Excel workbook) containing all our results, information on above ground C derived from a new unpublished global layer and improved interactions with eConservation, our tool mapping conservation funding.

Takala Terhi

Terhi is a project assistant in BIOPAMA project and is responsible for project management and coordination alongside project coordinator Stephen Peedell. She has a Master's Degree in environmental science from the University of Helsinki. Terhi has gained experience in project management in various NGO development projects and has also several years of experience in the public administration.

Living Planet Symposium 2019

The Living Planet Symposium 2019 will be held in Milan this uear. This symposium focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.

Event Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 14:45 to Friday, May 17, 2019 - 14:45

Target 11 Partnership

Participation to the first meeting of the Target 11 Partnership (https://www.cbd.int/protected/partnership/partners/defaults.shtml) organized by the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to discuss the strategy and actions plans to achieve Target 11 by 2020. More about Aichi Target 11 https://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/rationale/target-11/

Meeting location: Vilm Island, Germany

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 14:45 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 14:45

EU Datathon deadline

Deadline for the submission of project descriptions of the third EU Datathon. The data set behind the DOPA Explorer 3.0 has been made available to all for this exciting exercise. More at https://publications.europa.eu/en/web/eudatathon

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 (All day)

Capitani Claudia

Claudia has a background in wildlife ecology and spatial analysis and developed her career at the science-policy-practice interface. She has a strong interest in ecosystem management and sustainable development, through both top-down and bottom-up approaches. Her research experience encompasses wildlife conservation, European Union policies assessment, tackling sustainable development and assessing impacts of climate change adaptation and mitigation on biodiversity and ecosystem services through scenarios co-production in East Africa.