Landscape Conservation

Conservation planning for 30x30

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Unlock nature’s potential

GIS plays an essential role in designing and evaluating scenarios for conservation planning. The goal of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework is to create a world where people live in harmony with nature. According to the framework, biodiversity should be valued, conserved, restored, and wisely used by 2050—maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet, and delivering benefits essential for all people.

A geographic approach to 30x30

ArcGIS enables area-based conservation planning across landscapes by integrating informative spatial data and analytics. Simple apps support landscape conservation initiative outreach.

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Landscape conservation solutions

Geospatial reference

Geospatial professionals from leading institutions publish their spatial data in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This vast catalog of 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 30x30 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—a process that combines suitability modeling and stakeholder engagement to guide conservation actions in a specific area. Quickly visualize and quantitatively compare alternative design scenarios to support your 30x30 planning efforts.

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Outreach and communications

ArcGIS provides a collaborative environment for exploring conservation planning scenarios involving key stakeholders. Powerful 30x30 visualizations and interactive stories created with ArcGIS StoryMaps 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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