Greater Mekong Subregion rivers
A geospatial dataset mapping river systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Attributes include: name of river, name of basin, name of sub-basin, Strahler number.
Greater Mekong Subregion Soil Types
A geospatial dataset containing polygons of soil types in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to FAO classifications. Attributes include: type of soil (FAO classification - full name), abbreviation. Package includes ESRI layer with symbology.
Greater Mekong Subregion Transboundary Biodiversity Landscapes
A geospacial dataset of the boundaries of the Greater Mekong Subregion Transboundary Biodiversity Landscapes.
Greater Mekong Subregion Distribution of Mangroves; Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar (2000)
This dataset shows the distribution of mangrove forests, derived from earth observation satellite imagery for the Greater Mekong Subregion including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
Freshwater Ecoregions of the Greater Meknong including; Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
Freshwater species and habitats are, on average around the world, more imperiled than their terrestrial counterparts. Yet, large-scale conservation planning efforts have rarely targeted freshwater biodiversity. This inattention is due in part to the fact that, compared to better-studied terrestrial taxa, there has been a severe lack of comprehensive, synthesized data on the distributions of freshwater species. Existing worldwide species-level data have covered only the largest river basins or select hotspots, rather than all inland waters. Additionally, these data syntheses have made little attempt to describe biogeographic patterns. Lower Oder Valley National Park, Brandenburg, Germany. (c) WWF-Canon / Chris MartinFreshwater Ecoregions of the World (FEOW) is a collaborative project providing the first global biogeographic regionalization of the Earth's freshwater biodiversity, and synthesizing biodiversity and threat data for the resulting ecoregions. We define a freshwater ecoregion as a large area encompassing one or more freshwater systems that contains a distinct assemblage of natural freshwater communities and species. The freshwater species, dynamics, and environmental conditions within a given ecoregion are more similar to each other than to those of surrounding ecoregions and together form a conservation unit. The freshwater ecoregion map serves as a complement to the global terrestrial and marine ecoregion maps and differs from them in that freshwater species (primarily fish) and freshwater processes drove the map delineation. A detailed description of the delineation methodology is available in Abell et al. (2008) (click here to download; 6 MB).",
Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Greater Mekong Subregion; Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar
Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World (TEOW) is a biogeographic regionalization of the Earth's terrestrial biodiversity. Our biogeographic units are ecoregions, which are defined as relatively large units of land or water containing a distinct assemblage of natural communities sharing a large majority of species, dynamics, and environmental conditions. There are 867 terrestrial ecoregions, classified into 14 different biomes such as forests, grasslands, or deserts. Ecoregions represent the original distribution of distinct assemblages of species and communities. There are multiple uses for TEOW in our efforts to conserve biodiversity around the world. It provides: a map of terrestrial biodiversity that gives enough detail to be useful in global and regional conservation priority-setting and planning efforts. a logical biogeographic framework for the development of large-scale conservation strategies. a map and descriptions for those working to increase biogeographic literacy and to illustrate conservation issues around the world; including a general description of each ecoregion, outstanding and distinctive biodiversity features, current status and types and severity of threats to the natural habitats. a framework for a global species database useful in priority setting and ecological analyses. a foundation for the Global 200--a representative prioritization of the world’s most distinctive biodiversity regions
Lower Mekong Countries Protected and Heritage Areas
A dataset describing protected areas and heritage sites throughout the Lower Mekong Countries. The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global spatial dataset on marine and terrestrial protected areas available. Protected areas are internationally recognised as major tools in conserving species and ecosystems. Up to date information on protected areas is essential to enable a wide range of conservation and development activities.