Metadata: WCMC Mountains and Mountain Forests : Regions

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TitleWCMC Mountains and Mountain Forests : Regions
PublisherForest Programme - UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre: Cambridge, GB
DistributorForest Programme - UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre: Cambridge, GB
Country (State)United Kingdom (UK)
Format of datatext/html
Keywordsmountains; mountain forests; biodiversity; endemic species; conservation; maps
DescriptionMountain forests are often highly threatened by the activities of growing human populations around them. Some of the most densely populated areas of the world are mountain zones, where demands for land to grow crops, for fuelwood for cooking and heating, and for construction materials combine to exert high pressure on remaining forests. This website presents the mountain forest maps with the forest cover data. In this dataset national and regional data from many sources were harmonised to display global forest cover in the early 1990s at a resolution of 1km. The original 26 temperate and tropical forest types (Iremonger et al. 1997) have been aggregated to present the five forest classes occuring in mountains shown on these maps.
Source TypeSubject-Specific Website
CABI ClassificationForests and Forest Trees (Biology and Ecology)
CABI CodeKK100
Accessfree; no restriction
Levelgraduate; professional
BacklinksOnly One
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