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WWF Germany Conservation Atlas

The WWF Germany Conservation Atlas is a free, interactive digital atlas which allows anyone to view, explore and create maps of priority eco-regions. The atlas is viewable using both ESRI ArcReader (freeware) or ArcGIS (license required), programmes which allow for the viewing of various areal data and the execution of specific queries for each eco-region, including:

Basic levels - Cities, roads, rivers, lakes, satellite image, marine bathymetry, elevation, protected and conservation areas and WWF project areas.
 
Thematic levels - Terrestrial, freshwater and marine eco-regions, land cover, night lights (satellite image taken at night to see lights and cities), overground forest biomass, climate variables.

A few examples:

Example Amazon: illustration of fires in 2010 (Source: UMD Terra and Aqua-Satellit, Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS))
Example Amazon: illustration of fires in 2010 (Source: UMD Terra and Aqua-Satellit, Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS))Lupe
Example Congo: Illustration of aboveground biomass (Source: IPCC-Report)
Example Congo: Illustration of aboveground biomass (Source: IPCC-Report)Lupe

WWF Germany Conservation Atlas instructions:

Freeware ArcReader software is required for viewing the atlas.

Once ArcReader is installed, double click on "xxx.exe"-file. A window will pop up, asking you to select or create the target directory (i.e. C:/atlas). Click browse to navigate to an existing one, or create a new folder.

Once installed, double click on "xxx_atlas_a4.pmf".

Download ArcReader at esri.com

If you have any questions or problems, please contact:

Aurelie Shapiro
Remote Sensing Specialist
Tel: 030/311 777 243
aurelie.shapiro(at)wwf.de

Disclaimer

WWF is not responsible for the spatial and thematic accuracy of atlas data, which should be used for visualization purposes only. The atlas should not be used for navigation or analysis. All data should be cited according to information in the data properties.

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