TNC: The Nature Conservancy

legend Data Source: The Nature Conservancy based on UNEP/IUCN 2007, CBI 2006 and CAPAD 2006
snow Snow Leopard Range shown here is from habitat suitability studies by Dr. Rodney Jackson of the Snow Leopard Conservancy, dedicated to promoting innovative grassroots measures that lead local people to become better stewards of endangered snow leopards, their prey, and habitat.

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..

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.