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
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.
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).
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).
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single downloadable file (Excel workbook) containing all our results, information on above ground C derived from a new unpublished global layer and improved interactions with eConservation, our tool mapping conservation funding.
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.
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.
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 14:45 to Friday, May 17, 2019 - 14:45
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.