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Distribution of coral, mangrove and seagrass diversity Distribution of coral, mangrove and seagrass diversity
Similar to corals, the region of greatest mangrove diversity is in Southeast Asia, particularly around the Indonesian Archipelago (Burke et al., 2001). There are three distinct areas of seagrass diversity in the Pacific region: the Indo-Pacific (areas around Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea), the seas around Japan, and southwest Australia (Spalding et al., 2002). This graphic illustrates the distribution and biodiversity (low, medium and...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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World ocean bathymetric map World ocean bathymetric map
The continental shelves, ridges and sea mounts are the most productive areas in terms of biodiversity, and is of highest importance for economic activities. It is also here that natural resources extraction - such as oil and gas - takes place. The largest expanses of ocean are vast plains of depths between 1500-5000 meters. The deepest areas are the trenches where the continental plates meet, such as the Marian Trench of the Pacific.
01 Feb 2008 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map, ABA version (2010) Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map, ABA version (2010)
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessment, protected areas and conservation strategies are all tasks under this working group. The area that the working group primarily addresses is presented in this map.
01 May 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Water towers of Asia - glaciers, water and population in the greater Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Tien Shan-Tibet region Water towers of Asia - glaciers, water and population in the greater Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Tien Shan-Tibet region
The Himalayas–Hindu Kush, Kunlun Shan, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges function as water towers, providing water to people through much of Asia. The glacier-fed rivers originating from the Himalaya mountain ranges surrounding the Tibetan Plateau comprise the largest river run-off from any single location in the world. While the mountains are homes to some 170 million people, the rivers that drain these mountains influence the lives of about 4...
01 Jun 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessment, protected areas and conservation strategies are all tasks under this working group. The area that the working group primarily addresses is presented in this map.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Freshwater biodiversity and poverty in eastern Africa Freshwater biodiversity and poverty in eastern Africa
Red areas where high percentage of children with stunted growth - used as a proxy for poverty - coincide with a high freshwater biodiversity index - a proxy for biodiversity - likely indicate areas in which poor people have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity.
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Relationship between biodiversity and poverty in Africa Relationship between biodiversity and poverty in Africa
This map may be used to show areas in which biodiversity is threatened in relation to poverty on a continental scale. Areas where high percentage of underweight children - used as a proxy for poverty - coincide with a high occurrence of amphibian species and endemic bird areas - a proxy for biodiversity - may indicate areas in which poor people likely have no other choice than the unsustainable extraction of resources, in turn threatening biodive...
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global poverty-biodiversity map Global poverty-biodiversity map
This map may be used to show areas in which biodiversity is threatened. Areas where high poverty and high population density coincides with high biodiversity may indicate areas in which poor people likely have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity. The map has been produced from three primary data sources – stunted growth data collected on first level administrative units from FAO (FAO 2004), po...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global poverty-biodiversity map Global poverty-biodiversity map
This map may be used to show areas in which biodiversity is threatened. Areas where high poverty and high population density coincides with high biodiversity may indicate areas in which poor people likely have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity. The map has been produced from three primary data sources – stunted growth data collected on first level administrative units from FAO (FAO 2004), po...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global development and biodiversity Global development and biodiversity
Some of the world's least developed countries are located in hotspot areas of high importance for biodiversity. This map displays Human Development Index (UNDP) by country and hotspot regions overlaid on that.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Relative biodiversity scenarios for deserts 2000-2050 Relative biodiversity scenarios for deserts 2000-2050
The relative species abundance, as a ratio of the biodiversity before the advent of man, is high in desert areas. The areas are relatively pristine and has seen little changes induced by human activities. Impacts are most clearly seen at the edges of deserts, in the basins of western North America, along Baja California, and in the drylands of Central Asia and the inland Far East. The graphic is using the IPCC SRES A2 experiment as a parameter.
06 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Invasive alien plants in South Africa Invasive alien plants in South Africa
Species that has been introduced on purpose or spread in the wild threaten livelihoods in agriculture or water resources. As illustrated in this map, some regions of South Africa have very high ratios of invasive alien plants and are subject to government projects to limit the distribution and information campaigns informing the public.
13 Feb 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Protected areas in IUCN categories (I-V) in Eastern European countries Protected areas in IUCN categories (I-V) in Eastern European countries
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This graphic shows protected areas in IUCN categories (I-V).
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Land use in Eastern European countries - arable land and permanent cropland Land use in Eastern European countries - arable land and permanent cropland
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This Graphic shows land use in Eastern European countries, specifically arable land and permanent cropland.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Threatened species in Eastern European countries - breeding birds Threatened species in Eastern European countries - breeding birds
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This graphic shows threatened species in Eastern Europe, specifically breeding birds.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Threatened species in Eastern European countries - mammals Threatened species in Eastern European countries - mammals
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This graphic shows threatened species in Eastern Europe, specifically mammals.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Threatened higher plant species in Eastern European countries Threatened higher plant species in Eastern European countries
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This graphic shows threatened higher plant species in Eastern European countries.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Threatened species in Eastern European countries- reptiles Threatened species in Eastern European countries- reptiles
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This graphic shows threatened species in Eastern Europe, specifically reptiles.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Land use in Eastern European countries - forest and other woodlands Land use in Eastern European countries - forest and other woodlands
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID. This graphic shows land use in Eastern European countries, specifically forest and woodlands.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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