World Wildlife Fund Terrestrial Ecoregions
Title: World Wildlife Fund Terrestrial Ecoregions
Abstract: World Wildlife Fund Terrestrial Ecoregions represents global terrestrial ecoregions. Ecoregions are defined as relatively large areas of land or water containing a characteristic set of natural communities that share a large majority of their species, dynamics, and environmental conditions. This dataset contains all terrestrial ecoregions, which include those of the Global 200 ecoregions, a collection of the earth's most outstanding and diverse terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats where the earth's biological wealth is most distinctive and rich, where its loss will be most severely felt, and which we must protect if we are to preserve the web of life. For more information, contact http://www.worldwildlife.org.
Scale range: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:3,000,000
Data location: ESRI Data and Maps \world\wwf_terr.sdc
Attributes: ECO_NAME, REALM, BIOME, BIOME_DESC, ECO_NUM, STATUS, PRIORITY, G200_NUM
Theme keywords: polygon, ecoregions, ecosystems, species richness, species endemism, ecological, evolutionary, habitat, global rarity, biodiversity, global 200
Place keywords: World