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The map below provides a global overview of some of the key datasets contained within WWF-SIGHT. If you would like to learn more about how this data is being applied, please visit our Project page.

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This data is intended to provide all users with access to the WWF-SIGHT information, according to the terms of use of these data-sets.

Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources

This data-set provides information pertaining to the 2012 U.S. Geological Survey assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable conventional oil and gas resources of the world.

Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ)

An Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is the area that a coastal State assumes jurisdiction over the exploration and exploitation of marine resources in its adjacent section of the continental shelf, taken to be a band extending 200 miles from the shore.

WWF’s Open Data Portal – GLOBIL

This site provides access to all of WWF's published open data. ArcGIS Open Data can help you include environmental data from across WWF's priority ecoregions. With ArcGIS Open Data, you can view it, map it, style it, chart it, download it or share it.

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA)

Sites that contribute to the global persistence of biodiversity, including vital habitat for threatened plant and animal species in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. For further details, see www.keybiodiversityareas.org. KBAs include Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) identified by the BirdLife Partnership. This is an external data layer. For exports please request the data from the original source.

Global Roads

The Global Roads Open Access Data Set, Version 1 (gROADSv1) provides an open access, well documented global data set of roads between settlements using a consistent data model (UNSDI-T v.2) which is, to the extent possible, topologically integrated. Data from the Columbia University.

Mining Projects

This data set shows the specific location of mines and stand-alone processing facilities. Data from SNL Metals & Mining, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Data from SNL Metals & Mining, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Contains copyrighted and trade secret material distributed under license from SNL. For WWF internal use only.

Protected Areas

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas and is one of the key global biodiversity datasets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management. Data from IUCN and UNEP-WCMC.

Oil & Gas Contracts

Provides information on the location, type, dates and participating companies for all the oil & gas licensed acreage. It also includes applications and some open acreage where country grids defined. Data from Drilling Info. Contains copyrighted and trade secret material distributed under license from Drilling Info. For WWF internal use only.

Mining Claims

This data set refers to the ground covered by a polygon that has been set aside for an activity to take place. This activity could be exploration and/or extraction. Data from SNL Metals & Mining, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Contains copyrighted and trade secret material distributed under license from SNL. For WWF internal use only.

The Global Land Cover-SHARE (GLC-SHARE)

The Global Land Cover-SHARE (GLC-SHARE) provides a set of major thematic land cover layers resulting by a combination of “best available” high resolution national, regional and/or sub-national land cover databases with the weighted average land cover information derived from large-scale available datasets. Data from FAO-NRL

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