Scientists set up a camera trap in Uganda.
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Historical maps of tropical forest cover and change for 20+ countries, an essential component for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation activities. These data were produced with a standard methodology that supports MRV requirements, and have been used in modeling scenarios for future deforestation and carbon emissions. These data have also been used to elevate species on the IUCN Red List and assess protected area effectiveness.
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More then 20 downscaled climate models for three emissions scenarios (a1b, a2, b1) to provide researchers with the finer-scale climate data required to assess climate change impacts to ecosystems and human livelihoods at a local to regional scale. GCM models from the IPCC AR4 are downscaled to 17 and 5km resolutions for temperature and precipitation variables.
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||The Tropical Ecological Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM) Data|
Provides real-time data access to monitor trends in biodiversity, climate, land cover change and ecosystem services from 17 sites around the world. TEAM has developed a suite of innovative IT tools to store, disseminate and synthesize the standardized data collections.
||Ocean Health Index Data|
The Ocean Health Index is the first broadly based, quantitative assessment of the critical relationship between the ocean and people, framed in terms of the many benefits we derive from it. The Index is an annual global assessment that evaluates the coastal waters of the world's EEZs using 10 goals: Food Provision, Artisanal Fishing Opportunities, Natural Products, Carbon Storage, Coastal Protection, Livelihoods and Economies, Tourism and Recreation, Sense of Place, Clean Waters, and Biodiversity.
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||Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) Data|
The Rapid Assessment Program provides data from field assessments conducted in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments worldwide. Results focus on biodiversity but increasingly include ecosystem services and socioeconomic data. Methodological toolkits and conservation/management implications are also provided.
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