The six indicators
The six underlying indicators were selected to reflect key or emerging conservation priorities related to the protection of biodiversity and the mitigation of climate change. They were developed using the most recent available data at the highest spatial resolution obtainable. The six indicators are:
Ecological Connectivity is the ability of a given location to support the natural movement of organisms through processes such as dispersal, migration, and gene flow, and to provide linkages between areas of high-quality habitat. Maintaining areas of high ecological connectivity is considered a key strategy for supporting species migrations and range shifts under climate change.