Landscapes beyond protected areas

01 March 2012

Biological Conservation

Volume 147, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages 3–12 K.J. Willis et al


Whilst there are a number of mapping methods available for determining important areas for conservation within protected areas, there are few tools available for assessing the ecological value of landscapes that are ‘beyond the reserves’...This paper presents the results of a project to develop a method for mapping ecologically important landscapes beyond protected areas; a Local Ecological Footprinting Tool (LEFT).