Last of the Wild Project, Version 1, 2002 (LWP-1): Top One Percent Wild Areas Dataset (Geographic)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP_TOPWA_GEOG
Abstract: The Top One Percent Wild Areas Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 1, 2002 (LWP-1) is derived from the LWP-1 Human Footprint Dataset. The gridded data are classified according to their raster value (wild = 0-1; not wild >1). The top 1% of the wild areas within each biome by realm are selected and identified. This dataset is produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), and is available in the Geographic Coordinate system.
The data in ARC/INFO Export (ARCE) format in the Geographic Coordinate system are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a map of the wildest areas in geographic projection which can be used in wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, and research on human-environment interactions.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Last of the Wild Project, Version 1, 2002 (LWP-1): Top One Percent Wild Areas Dataset (Geographic)
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: Version 1
Data Presentation Form: vectorOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/wildareas-v1-top-one-perc...
Start Date: 1992-01-01Stop Date: 1995-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: daolsen at usgs.gov
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center 2630 Fanta Reed Road
City: La Crosse
Province or State: Wisconsin
Postal Code: 54603
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