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South Atlantic is global hotspot of turtle diversity

You've probably heard a number of the recent assessments showing how the South and the Southern Coastal Plain are global diversity hotspots. There's an interesting paper out in Nature Ecology and Evolution that looks more closely at global reptile richness. One of the more interesting patterns came out when they looked at global turtle species [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic is global hotspot of turtle diversity

Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

The indicator testing and revision team is halfway though the process of revising the freshwater aquatic and waterscapes indicators. A few of these revisions are in pretty good shape and are ready for a broader set of folks to review: 1) Improved Riparian Buffer Indicator This new layer is finer scale, uses updated landcover, and [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Many of you may remember that one of your cooperative's landscapes indicators (resilient biodiversity hotspots) is based on The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Terrestrial Resilience Project. The new Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund recently used the same information to select three focus areas (including the Greater Pee River area) for supporting land protection projects. It's great to [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee