The Ocean Data Viewer is an online tool that offers the opportunity to view and download a range of spatial datasets. These datasets are useful for teaching students about the locations of marine and coastal biodiversity, including habitats such as coral reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves.
These datasets have been used by government agencies, scientists, researchers, the corporate sector, and non-governmental organisations to inform decision-making in order to sustainably use and conserve ocean resources.Further information
Protected Planet is a publicly available online platform that hosts the most up-to-date information on terrestrial and marine protected areas. The site is updated monthly and enables a spectrum of users to utilise data for information-based decision making, policy development, and business and conservation planning.
Users can access area statistics and download data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). Protected Planet is managed by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).Further information
The Importance of Mangroves to People provides accessible information and downloadable images on the location and ecology of mangroves (Chapter 1). There is also information on the services and benefits that mangroves provide to humans, as well as the risks associated with losing these services as a result of ongoing global habitat loss and degradation (Chapters 2 and 3). The report concludes with management and policy options at the local, regional and global level that could prevent further losses through effective conservation measures, sustainable management and successful restoration (Chapter 4).Further information
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