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    Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean

    Improving coastal resource management and coral reef protection by providing comprehensive information on threats to coral reefs, the value of goods and services provided by these ecosystems, and economic losses that will result from their degradation.

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    Mining and Critical Ecosystems

    Mapping the Risks

    First-ever study to use computer-generated maps to identify environmentally or socially vulnerable areas to mining. It addresses the underlying questions that form the basis of the World Bank's controversial and on-going Extractive Industries Review....

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    An Analysis of Access to Central Africa's Rainforests

    Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.

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    The State of the Forest

    Indonesia

    A comprehensive, map-based analysis of the scale and pace of change affecting Indonesia's forests and the forces and actors that are driving deforestation -- turning Indonesia from a forest-rich country to a forest-poor country....

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    Reefs at Risk in Southeast Asia

    Provides a detailed analysis of threats to coral reefs across Southeast Asia and provides an economic valuation of what will be lost if these threats -- destructive fishing, overfishing, marine-based and inland pollution, coastal development -- continue.

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Cameroon: Logging Titles 2006

This map shows forest land allocation in the national forest estate in Cameroon as of June 2006. It includes information about the different categories of land use within the permanent and the non permanent forest estates.

Forest Carbon Work On-the-Ground in Indonesia

The choice of Bali as the location for the 2007 U.N. climate conference, currently underway, is significant because Indonesia is home to the world’s third largest remaining intact tropical forest (following only Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo). This makes it crucial in the fight against global warming.

At this year's conference, there has been much focus on offsetting carbon emissions by preventing deforestation -- a concept known as "avoided deforestation" or Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD).

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Assessing U.S. Farm Drainage

Can GIS Lead to Better Estimates of Subsurface Drainage Extent?

Extensive subsurface "tile" drainage systems on Corn Belt farmlands have important implications for nutrient pollution in surface water, notably the hypoxic "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, existing drainage data are outdated and inconsistent. Can a map-based...

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Human Pressure on the Brazilian Amazon Forests

The analysis compiles a comprehensive set of geospatial indicators of human activities that lead to forest degradation and conversion. Illustrated by numerous maps, the results provide valuable insights for land-use planning and zoning.

Belize Coastal Threat Atlas

The Belize Coastal Threat Atlas contains detailed assessments and mapping of threats to coral reefs in Belize, along with analysis. The project uses a geographical information system (GIS) to visualize and analyze the relationship between human activities and coral reef health.

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