The screening of target occurrences enables the development of a conservation portfolio/vision that builds on the best available examples of biodiversity in an ecoregion. A thorough understanding of target viability further enables investment in areas where populations and ecosystems can function in light of current and imminent threats and allows practitioners to determine the need for conservation or restoration efforts. Understanding the patterns of viability are central to measuring status and progress of effective conservation, informing conservation strategies, and as indicators of the impact of conservation actions.

Recommended Products

  • Documentation of size, condition, and landscape context criteria and indicators used for viability/integrity assessment.
  • Description of screening methodology for each target or target group.
  • Viability/integrity rating (preferably in both spatial and tabular data formats) for all target occurrences (including list of screened occurrences, list of occurrences that met minimum thresholds, and list of occurrences with insufficient information).