Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Greater Mekong Subregion; Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar

Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World (TEOW) is a biogeographic regionalization of the Earth's terrestrial biodiversity. Our biogeographic units are ecoregions, which are defined as relatively large units of land or water containing a distinct assemblage of natural communities sharing a large majority of species, dynamics, and environmental conditions. There are 867 terrestrial ecoregions, classified into 14 different biomes such as forests, grasslands, or deserts. Ecoregions represent the original distribution of distinct assemblages of species and communities. There are multiple uses for TEOW in our efforts to conserve biodiversity around the world. It provides: a map of terrestrial biodiversity that gives enough detail to be useful in global and regional conservation priority-setting and planning efforts. a logical biogeographic framework for the development of large-scale conservation strategies. a map and descriptions for those working to increase biogeographic literacy and to illustrate conservation issues around the world; including a general description of each ecoregion, outstanding and distinctive biodiversity features, current status and types and severity of threats to the natural habitats. a framework for a global species database useful in priority setting and ecological analyses. a foundation for the Global 200--a representative prioritization of the world’s most distinctive biodiversity regions

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category Ecological services
Language
  • English
Use limitations Available for download at: http://www.worldwildlife.org/biomes
Dataset reference date 01/01/2001
Date uploaded 07/27/2015
Date of last revision 2018-12-10T02:40:45.609846
GeoNames
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
West bounding coordinates 92.17260990759036
East bounding coordinates 112.0574834748862
South bounding coordinates 5.610065155191805
North bounding coordinates 29.282084138712648
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:3857)
Process Step ទិន្នន័យនេះមិនទាន់មានការកែប្រែតាមមធ្យោបាយណាមួយក្រៅតែពីការកំណត់ (កាត់) តាមតំបន់មានប្រយោជន៍
Lineage Terrestrial Ecoregions: Olson, D. M., Dinerstein, E., Wikramanayake, E. D., Burgess, N. D., Powell, G. V. N., Underwood, E. C., D'Amico, J. A., Itoua, I., Strand, H. E., Morrison, J. C., Loucks, C. J., Allnutt, T. F., Ricketts, T. H., Kura, Y., Lamoreux, J. F., Wettengel, W. W., Hedao, P., Kassem, K. R. 2001. Terrestrial ecoregions of the world: a new map of life on Earth. Bioscience 51(11):933-938.
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