NatureServe unveiled landmark new tool, the Map of Biodiversity Importance, in front of thousands of people at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA. This high-resolution map is the first of its kind, bringing together machine learning, expert scientists, and decades of biodiversity data from our Network to create a guide to where our nation's most imperiled species exist, and where conservation action is needed most.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the release of the Regional Coastal Resilience Assessment and the creation of a new analytical tool that can identify areas where conservation projects would best protect human communities and improve habitat for wildlife.
Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity, second only to habitat destruction. Almost half of all imperiled species in the United States are endangered because of the impact of invasive species.