Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 163–174, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 163–174, 2019

Review article 30 Jan 2019

Review article | 30 Jan 2019

An interactive atlas for marine biodiversity conservation in the Coral Triangle

Irawan Asaad et al.

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This atlas is a compendium of geospatial online and open-access data describing biodiversity conservation in the Coral Triangle of the Indo-Pacific biogeographic realm. It consists of three sets of interlinked digital maps: (1) biodiversity features; (2) areas of importance for biodiversity conservation; and (3) recommended priorities for Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network Expansion. These maps provide the most comprehensive biodiversity datasets available to date for the region.