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   TNC: The Nature Conservancy


legend Data Source: The Nature Conservancy based on UNEP/IUCN 2007, CBI 2006 and CAPAD 2006
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veg . Sierra Foothills Vegetation Community Data here is courtesy of the California Department of Fish & Game and the California Native Plant Society, working to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations.

wdpa Ecoregions shown here are from the World Wildlife Fund Global 200 Ecoregions database The WWF Conservation Science Program has identified 825 terrestrial ecoregions across the globe, and a set of 426 freshwater ecoregions has just been completed. WWF has recently launched an analogous global framework of 229 coast and shelf marine ecoregions in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy..

wdpa Protected Areas shown are an excerpt of the Himalaya region from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre World Database of Protected Areas The WDPA provides the most comprehensive dataset on protected areas worldwide. UNEP-WCMC compiles the WDPA with information supplied by national protected area management authorities and international organizations, and manages WDPA in partnership with the IUCN Commission on Protected Areas and the WDPA Consortium.

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The TNC basemap is the percent of each global ecoregion that is formally protected, taken from the new Atlas of Global Conservation, published by UC Press and consisting of over 100 maps, charts and essays by leading conservation thinkers. Remote, arid, and cold lands such as the Tibetan Plateau, southwestern U.S. deserts, and Greenland tend to have more habitat protection, while agricultural areas such as the US Great Plains have less.