Global Prioritisation Areas
Global prioritisation areas are tracts of land and/or sea, identified using globally consistent criteria and data to prioritise areas for the protection of the earth’s biodiversity. With the advancement of conservation science, several prioritisation approaches have been promoted by conservation organisations and researchers to overcome the limitations of the protected areas in conserving biodiversity and also to help in decisions about where to invest in conservation.
There are two sub-categories of prioritisation schemes:
- Regional-scale – priority areas that have been identified on a large geographic scale to direct conservation effort and resources to the most important regions of the world for biodiversity.
- Site-scale – priority areas that have been identified within site-scale management units with the aim of achieving protection at particular sites.
List of Global Prioritisation Areas: