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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "North American Environmental Atlas: Protection of Species and Areas" (Dates Vary)
Description: The North American Environmental Atlas (NAEA) provides over 150 geospatial data layers for download and online mapping. Data have been harmonized across the boundaries of Canada, United States, and Mexico by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to depict significant environmental issues throughout the North American continent at a scale of 1:10,000,000. The North American Atlas data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national and continental level. These data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:10,000,000-scale data.

As of March 2010, within the Base Layers category, the following layers are provided:

  • North American Marine Protected Areas
  • Baja to Bering Region
  • Priority Conservation Areas: Baja to Bering, 2005
  • Priority Conservation Areas: Grasslands
  • Terrestrial Protected Areas
  • Species of Common Conservation Concern:
    • American Black Bear
    • Black-tailed Prairie Dog
    • Blue Whale
    • Burrowing Owl
    • California Condor
    • Ferruginous Hawk
    • Fur Seal
    • Golden-cheeked Warbler
    • Gray Whale
    • Gray Wolf
    • Green Turtle
    • Hawksbill Turtle
    • Humpback Whale
    • Kemp's Ridley Turtle
    • Killer Whale
    • Leatherback Turtle
    • Loggerhead Shrike
    • Loggerhead Turtle
    • Mexican Long-nosed Bat
    • Monarch Butterfly
    • Mountain Plover
    • North Atlantic Right Whale
    • North Pacific Right Whale
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Pink-footed Shearwater
    • Piping Plover
    • Sea Otter
    • Short-tailed Albatross
    • Sonoran Pronghorn
    • Southern Long-nosed Bat
    • Spotted Owl
    • Vaquita
    • Whooping Crane
    • Xanthus's Murrelet

For the most up to date version of these data, go to North American Environmental Atlas Data Files to read the full data descriptions and download the compressed data files.

Also, see NCSU Libraries Guide to North American Environmental Atlas Data for information about other NAEA data categories and usage.

Keywords and Themes: Endangered Species, North American Environmental Atlas, Priority Conservation Areas, Protected Areas, Species of Conservation Concern, Threatened Species
Filename Prefix: varies
FTP Download (NCSU Affiliates only):   
Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
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Mapped Drive Folder: /naea/
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Feature Type: Varies
Coordinate System: Geographic Coordinates
Datum: NAD 83Map Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Extent: North America
Source Scale: 1:10,000,000

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Collection Name: North American Environmental Atlas
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Distribution Restrictions: PUBLIC DOMAIN


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Record ID: 3363_NAEA

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