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WWF Ecoregions - Terrestrial Ecoregions Legend
Entry ID: geodata_1814

Abstract: An ecoregion is defined as a large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities that
(a) share a large majority of their species and ecological dynamics;
(b) share similar environmental conditions, and;
(c) interact ecologically in ways that are critical for their long-term persiste.

The Conservation Science Program has identified 825 terrestrial ecoregions across the globe, and a set of approximately 500 freshwater ecoregions is under development.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: WWF Ecoregions - Terrestrial Ecoregions Legend
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
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