Percentage Remaining of Habitat by Ecoregion
Source: "Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assesment" Fig. 4.2 pg. 66, by World Wildlife Fund and Island Press
Map Description:
Using mapped habitat information, satellite data, and expert opinion as guides, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimated the percentage of remaining intact habitat. This map is from the publication entitled "Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment, pg. 66, which is is an excellent resource for assessing the status and trends of biodiversity. For instance, the Central Tall Grasslands (60), Northern Mixed Grasslands (56) and the Central and Southern Mixed Grasslands (64) have little intact habitat left. In contrast, the Nebraska Sand Hills Mixed Grasslands (62) is largely intact.

Cautions for this Product:
This map is copyrighted by Island Press and World Wildlife Fund. Map used with permission.

For Further Information:
"Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment" by T.H. Ricketts, E. Dinerstein, D.M. Olson, C.J. Loucks et al.,1999. Island Press.