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Draft 2020 Blueprint

This is a draft review copy of the 2020 South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

You can explore the draft 2020 Blueprint below, or you can download it to review on your own computer.

The Blueprint is a living spatial plan for sustaining natural and cultural resources in the face of future change. It identifies opportunities for shared conservation action, prioritizing the lands and waters of the South Atlantic based on natural and cultural resource indicator models and a connectivity analysis. So far, more than 500 people from over 150 organizations have actively participated in developing the Blueprint. To learn more about the Blueprint, visit theĀ Blueprint page.

Priority Categories

Highest priority for shared action: the most important areas for natural and cultural resources based on indicator condition. This class covers 10% of the South Atlantic geography.

High priority for shared action: important areas for natural and cultural resources based on indicator condition. This class covers an additional 15% of the South Atlantic geography; together, the highest and high priority categories cover 25%.

Medium priority for shared action: above-average areas for natural and cultural resources based on indicator condition, capturing potential restoration opportunities. This class covers 20% of the South Atlantic geography; together, the highest, high, and medium priority categories cover 45%.

Corridors: connections between large patches of highest priority areas and secured lands, optimized for efficiency and indicator condition in a least cost path analysis. This category covers an additional 5% of the South Atlantic geography; in total, the Blueprint covers 50%.

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Updated on July 8, 2020