We’re thrilled to announce a new dataset into Lens, free for all customers: the Biodiversity Intactness dataset from Impact Observatory and Vizzuality.
The Biodiversity Intactness dataset depicts the intactness of terrestrial biodiversity globally at a 100-meter resolution for the years 2017 to 2020, built with data from the PREDICTS database. Biodiversity intactness is measured based both on the abundance of individual species, as well as how similar the composition of species in an area is compared to a fully intact baseline. This layer can help identify areas of critical remaining intact habitat and help support spatial planning and management.
Indicators of biodiversity, or rather information on how well an area is doing in terms of biodiversity, are important tools when it comes to planning and monitoring the world’s remaining biodiversity. Biological diversity, or the variety of life in all its potential forms (bacteria, fungi, animals) is of critical importance to the health of an ecosystem and our planet at large.
The Biodiversity Intactness dataset allows scientists and decision makers to easily access up-to-date information and monitor trends over time. Using this new layer in Lens can help teams:
Identify areas of critical remaining intact habitat
Help support spatial planning and management
Bridge knowledge gaps between science and policy making
This dataset is currently available for free to all Lens users. Haven’t signed up yet? Head to our plans page to become a Lens user and start monitoring and reporting today.
For more information on how this dataset was built, please visit these links below:
White paper on the Biodiversity Intactness dataset release