Improving coastal resource management and coral reef protection by providing comprehensive information on threats to coral reefs, the value of goods and services provided by these ecosystems, and economic losses that will result from their degradation.
Mapping the Risks
First-ever study to use computer-generated maps to identify environmentally or socially vulnerable areas to mining. It addresses the underlying questions that form the basis of the World Bank's controversial and on-going Extractive Industries Review....
The first analysis of its kind performed in Canada combining satellite imagery, GIS and ground-truthing to create an electronic atlas that uses ESRI software in an easy-to-use interface.
A map-based analysis of human pressure on coral reefs in Sabah, Malaysia, designed to halt reef degradation and improve coastal management.
The first-ever, detailed map of intact forest landscapes in Russia, and can be used to flag areas where special precautions must be taken before development decisions are made.
The report highlights the use and impact of poverty maps -- the spatial representation and analysis of human well-being and poverty indicators -- in 14 countries and identifies lessons that can guide future poverty mapping efforts.
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.
Provides a detailed analysis of threats to coral reefs across Southeast Asia and provides an economic valuation of what will be lost if these threats -- destructive fishing, overfishing, marine-based and inland pollution, coastal development -- continue.
A comprehensive, map-based analysis of the scale and pace of change affecting Indonesia's forests and the forces and actors that are driving deforestation -- turning Indonesia from a forest-rich country to a forest-poor country....
This joint USAID/WRI Information Working Group for Africa report on three West African countries concludes that benefits can be gained from the use of modern information technologies in environmental planning and in managing natural resources.