A Resource for the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)

Uses

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Habitat Connectivity with Shifting Climate

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A June 2016 article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (“Achieving climate connectivity in a fragmented landscape”, McGuire, et al) reports on new methods that ecologists can use to determine the most effective regions for habitat…

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Planning for Development and Wildlife

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Informing public and private organizations about development and wildlife conservation options in the Western U.S. requires extensive habitat data and modeling. PAD-US and individual state protected area inventories are key to this process.

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Supporting Global Conservation

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Ensuring that conservation in the U.S. contributes appropriately to global priorities requires a clear sense of the status of protected areas. PAD-US is used at the worldwide scale to assess progress toward global biodiversity protection targets.

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