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Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_PROARCA_CAMVEGLCCCS


Summary
Abstract: The Central American Vegetation/Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status consists of GIS coverages of vegetation classes (forests, woodlands, savannas, shrubs, grasslands, wetlands, rocks, sand, soils, inland waters, parks and reserves) for Central America, derived from 1-kilometer resolution Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery. This dataset is produced by Proyecto Ambiental Regional de Centroamerica/Central America Protected Areas Systems (PROARCA/CAPAS), a conservation partnership of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), International Resources Group, Ltd. (IRG), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Winrock International (WI), and is distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Purpose: To identify remaining natural vegetation types in Central America.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 19.0 S: 6.0  E: -78.0  W: -92.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >SWAMPS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MANGROVES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
OCEANS
ENVIRONMENT


Project
PROARCA/CAPAS >Central America Protected Areas System    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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