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Landscape Conservation

A complete geospatial system for 30 by 30

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A unified conservation agenda is emerging in the United States to conserve 30 percent of land and waters by the year 2030 to halt the horrific loss of natural areas and millions of species. Geography is essential to this effort. Geographic information system (GIS) software is an integrated technology that gives spatial reference for holistic conservation planning, incorporating community feedback, and evaluating scenarios for sustained landscape conservation.

Geospatial software for 30 by 30

ArcGIS is geospatial software that supports conservation planning by integrating spatial data and analytics. Simple apps support sharing and outreach.

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Landscape conservation solutions

Geospatial reference

Professionals from leading institutions around the globe publish their spatial data with ArcGIS and in doing so contribute to the largest and most comprehensive spatial data reference system ever assembled. This vast catalog of best available and authoritative maps, apps, and data layers provides a global canvas for modeling landscape conservation scenarios.

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Open science

Leverage powerful analysis and landscape conservation modeling tools native to ArcGIS including on-the-fly image processing and raster analytics. Augment your 30 by 30 spatial analysis seamlessly with leading open science frameworks such as Python, R, and Jupyter Notebook.

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Conservation planning

ArcGIS provides a comprehensive framework for geodesign, the discipline of advising conservation actions through iterative design informed by suitability modeling and endorsed through stakeholder engagement. Quickly visualize and quantitatively compare alternative design scenarios to support your 30 by 30 planning efforts.

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Outreach and communications

ArcGIS provides a collaborative framework for exploring conservation planning scenarios involving key stakeholders. Powerful 30 by 30 visualizations and ArcGIS StoryMaps stories inform without overwhelming, while simple survey tools streamline stakeholder feedback collection.

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Washington Post

Maps guide solutions to the biodiversity crisis

Locating and measuring biodiversity with location-based technology informs intelligent conservation measures.

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Conservation Webinar Series

GIS for the Global Biodiversity Framework

This technical webinar series provides insights from Esri's spatial scientists on how to use actionable tools and workflows to establish a baseline of environmental conditions and quantify and track progress toward these targets.

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California's environmental initiative: 30x30

Jennifer Norris, Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency, details California’s strategic work in meeting the objectives of the 30×30 program—the global initiative to preserve 30 percent of the planet’s lands and oceans by 2030. 

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Esri Conservation Program

For more than three decades, the Esri Conservation Program has provided technology and training assistance to conservation professionals around the globe.

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