This BioScience journal article presents the idea of Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW), a hierarchical global system of 12 realms, 62 provinces, and 232 ecoregions. MEOW offers a higher level of organization of marine life and is a critical planning and pattern analysis tool for conservation organizations like WWF.
The Global Lakes and Wetlands Database combines data from the best available sources for lakes and wetlands on a global scale at three coordinated levels - large lakes and reservoirs, smaller water bodies, and wetlands.
This guide is based on emerging innovations in designing and implementing conservation across various landscapes. It focuses on refined conservation planning following an ecoregion vision with a focus on biological prioritization and key elements of stakeholder engagement and negotiation.
This article, from the Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, explains the idea behind “The Global 200” – 238 ecoregions that represent the world’s most unique, irreplaceable and biologically diverse terrestrial, freshwater, and marine regions for easy analysis and comparison. By highlighting the most important biological characteristics of a certain region, the Global 200 serves as a tool for more detailed analysis.
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