Warns that the world’s grasslands have declined in their extent and condition, as well as their ability to support human, plant, and animal life.
The PAGE reports analyze quantitative and qualitative information and develops indicators of the condition of the world’s freshwater, coastal, forests, grassland and agroecosystems. The condition is defined as the current and future capacity of the systems to continue providing the full range of goods and services needed or valued by humans.
The PAGE: Grassland Ecosystems focuses on a selected set of grassland goods and services: food, forage and livestock, biodiversity, carbon storage, and tourism and recreation. Each good or service is discussed in terms of its current status and modifications that have altered its condition such as cultivation, urbanization, fire, livestock grazing, and introduction of invasive species.
Results show that although the major goods and services provided by grasslands are in good to fair condition, the capacity for grassland ecosystems to continue to provide these goods and services is declining.
ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Interrupted Goodes Homolosine Projection.