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Percent Habitat Loss by Terrestrial Ecoregion 2000

Dates

Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-11-13 17:00:00
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2014-04-04 10:14:51

Summary

Percent of each terrestrial ecoregion's natural habitat that has been converted by humans. The data on the amount of habitat lost was derived from the Global Land Cover 2000 (JRC 2003), which is based on satellite imagery; the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (CIESIN et al. 2004); and a global coverage of roads and railroads compiled from ESRI Digital Chart of the World. While the data tell us how much land has been converted from a natural state to a human-altered state for 2000, it does not tell us about any specific type of habitat that has been lost, what it was converted to, how long ago it was converted, or the extent to which the human land use still supports some biodiversity. Because the satellite-derived data are observations [...]

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TNC GIS Staff
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<a href="http://nature.org">The Nature Conservancy</a>
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:09 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 4129ed6c25c2450cab4d5446d8ec74e9

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