Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Last of the Wild Dataset (Geographic)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_LW_GEOG

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Summary
Abstract: The Last of the Wild Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2) is derived from the LWP-2 Human Footprint Dataset. The gridded data are classified according to their raster value (wild = 0-10; not wild >10). The ten largest polygons of more than 5 square kilometers within each biome by realm are selected and identified. The dataset is produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

The global and continental data in Shapefile (SHP) format and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Purpose: To provide an updated map of wild 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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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Last of the Wild Dataset (Geographic)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 2.00
Data Presentation Form: raster
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/wildareas-v2-last-of-the-...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-01
Quality To reproduce this dataset, the following steps are recommended: 1) Classify the Human Footprint grid according to raster value (wild = 0-10; not wild >10). 2) Eliminate all polygons <5 square kilometers. Changes from the LWP 2002 to LWP 2005 include the following: 1) The populated and USGS urban polygons layers are replaced by CIESIN Global Rural Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) urban extent layer. 2) The USGS Global land Cover Characteristics layer is replaced with EU Joint Research Centre Global Land Cover 2000 dataset. 3) The roads layer is updated using Latin America and Caribbean Roads data compiled by Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Africa roads are updated from compilation of Africa roads data by Andy Nelson.
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Use Constraints The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Trustees of Columbia University in
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_LW_GEOG

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution Format: SHP
Fees: 0
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University (2005), Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Footprint Dataset (Geographic), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/wildareas-v2-human-footpr...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-14
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