Step 3: Choose a Model or Indicator

The Climate Atlas, showing the available model & indicator layers

The Climate Atlas applies an innovative approach to integrate six different climate and ecological indicators into a set of three broader models.

You can select one or more of these models to get an overall sense of the conservation value of a particular landscape – whether for protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change, or a composite of both.

You can also explore the six specific indicators that make up these models. Play around with the options! Even if a landscape doesn’t have high conservation value based on the overall (composite) model, it may have high biodiversity, species richness, or climate resilience value.

By using the Layer Opacity toggle bar, you can let one layer stand out more than another to gain a clearer understanding of the different data being shown.

Learn more about the six climate and ecological indicators and three broader models.