Important plant areas in Wales

Client: Plantlife International

Cambrian Rainforest Important Plant AreaexeGesIS were contracted by Plantlife Cymru to help with the identification of computer based methods and techniques suitable for defining and mapping Important Plant Area (IPA) boundaries. We demonstrated how spatial analysis techniques can be used to define IPA boundaries and how areas of potential IPA expansion can be modelled and visualised using GIS. This project demonstrated that a combination of in-depth local knowledge of threatened habitats or species and expertise in spatial data management produces informative outputs which can contribute to biodiversity conservation.

Further information from Jon Young.

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