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Priority Conservation Areas: Grasslands, 2010


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This map shows the grasslands priority conservation areas (GPCAs) within North America's Central Grasslands, an ecosystem considered among the most threatened in the continent and the world. GPCAs are defined as areas of tri-national importance due to their ecological significance and threatened nature, which are in need of international cooperation for their successful conservation. In 2004, 55 GPCAs were identified by biodiversity experts through research and a workshop co-organized by the CEC. Details of the initial selection process can be found in North American Grassland Priority Conservation Areas: Technical Report and Documentation, and the CEC publication Grasslands: Toward a North American Conservation Strategy. In 2010, [...]


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The North American Atlas data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national and continental level.


These data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:10,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in the use of these data. Acknowledgement of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, and (or) the Nature Conservancy would be appreciated in products derived from these data.


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