Proteus Resources

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'Screening for Critical Habitat: A global screening layer based on the Critical Habitat definition of the International Finance Corporation's Performance Standard 6'

Category: Technical Briefing Notes

Technical briefing note supporting the use of the 'Global Critical Habitat Screening layer' and answering Frequently Asked Questions on the layer. The briefing note provides background on the Critical Habitat concept, outlines the intended use of the screening layer during the project life cycle, and provides a summary of the layer's methodology and key limitations of use.

Proteus 2016 Update Report

Category: Administration

This report describes the key activities and results of the Proteus Workplan in 2016.

Manual of Marine and Coastal Datasets of Biodiversity Importance (2015 edition)

Category: Data, Manuals and Training

This manual provides an overview of global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, in order to address the fragmented information and guidance available to users of marine data. The 2nd edition of the manual identifies 128 marine and coastal datasets (Annex 2) of biodiversity importance. It also includes 69 detailed and standardised metadata sheets (Annex 3) providing information required to use these datasets effectively. The various challenges, gaps and limitations which can be presented by coastal and marine data are also discussed.

WDPA Marine and coastal reclassification

Category: Technical Briefing Notes

As of March 2015, the 'MARINE' field in the WDPA accepts three values to better identify terrestrial, coastal and marine protected areas: o (site is entirely terrestrial), 1 (site is both marine and terrestrial) and 2 (site is entirely marine). These values have been attributed based on a spatial analysis, selecting sites which stretch across the marine and terrestrial realm. This technical briefing note describes the reclassification approach, and definitions users for protected areas identified as terrestrial, coastal and marine. 

The WDPA in areas : January 2015

Category: WDPA Data Factsheets

Total coverage of national-level protected areas and protected areas designated under regional and international conventions and agreements in the WDPA, January 2015.

Factsheet: Marine & Coastal Data

Category: Data, Manuals and Training

A summary of the full manual of marine and coastal data of biodiversity importance.

7) Webinar: Climate change and biodiversity - Beyond direct impacts

Category: Global Biodiversity Agenda

In this webinar Valerie Kapos (Head of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Programme at UNEP-WCMC) provides an overview of the latest knowledge on climate change, its consequences for the environment, and ongoing efforts in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The presentation slides (PDF) for the webinar can be downloaded below. In addition, the accompanying video can be downloaded here or watched below.

WDPA data status report: October 2018

Category: WDPA Data Factsheets

This report describes the status of data in the WDPA for all sites included in the October 2018 monthly release.

The WDPA in numbers: October 2018

Category: WDPA Data Factsheets

Total number of records for national-level areas and protected areas designated under protected regional and international conventions and agreements in the WDPA, October 2018.

2018-Q2: Web services and Application Programming Interface

Category: Technical Community of Practice

The Second Proteus Technical Community of Practice of 2018 provided an introduction to web services and Application Programming Interfaces available to Proteus Partners. The introduction presented by UNEP-WCMC's Senior Technical Specialist (Protected Areas Programme) and Senior Web Developer (Informatics Programme) can be accessed below.

June 2018

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