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Ecological Footprint
Entry ID: geodata_1897

Abstract: The Ecological Footprint (EF) is a measure of the consumption of renewable natural resources by a human population, be it that of a country, a region or the whole world.

A population's EF is the total area of productive land or sea required to produce all the crops, meat, seafood, wood and fibre it consumes, to sustain its energy consumption and to give space for its infrastructure.

The EF can be compared with the biologically productive capacity of the land and sea available to that population.
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Description: Search and access the data from the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Ecological Footprint
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1961-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31
Use Constraints Public
Data Center
World Wildlife Fund Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Name: WWF
Phone: (202) 293-4800
Email: info at
Contact Address:
World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street N.W.
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20037
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-25