NOTE: The data below was used in the maps from the Mining and Critical Ecosystems publication. To see how this data is displayed, please refer to the “maps” hyperlink on the right-hand vertical bar on this page to view all maps from the publication.
Mining_ave_max_evaporation . Global Average Maximum Evaporation 1979 -1999 (20 year average). This data set was used within the Mining and Critical Ecosystems project as an input within the Mositure Availability Index (Weinert).
Mining_average_max_precip . Global Average Maximum Precipitation 1979 -1999 (20 year average). This data set was used within the Mining and Critical Ecosystems project as an input within the Mositure Availability Index (Weinert).
Mining_intact_hgh_cons_value_areas Intact High Conservation Value Areas. The purpose of this dataset is to show areas with high conservation value as defined by the combination of Conservation International’s biodiversity hotspots, Endemic bird Areas, Frontier Forests, and Global Ecoregion 200 areas that fall within the WCS/Ciesin Human Footprint’s top 10 % of areas with the least human influence.
Mining_enabling_capacity Global capacity for informed decision-making (Mining in Socially Vulnerable Areas). The purpose of this dataset is to show the enabling social capacity of countries around the world. Socially vulnerable areas are those where the capacity for informed decision-making(the ability of a community to advocate in its own best interests) is low. This indicator is a function of adult literacy, functional literacy, and income.
Mining_governance . Governance (control of Corruption, Voice and Accountability, etc.). The purpose of this dataset is to show the varying indicators of measures of governance of countries around the world. These categories reflect voice and accountability, control of corruption, rule of law, government, and political.
Mining_mineral_dependent_economies . Mineral dependent Economies. The purpose of this dataset is to show countries with mineral and oil dependencies.
Mining_moisture_availability . Global Moisture Availability Index (Weinert). The purpose of this dataset is to show global potential physical weathering or moisture availability values for the world.
Mining_PNG_act_mines_exp_mineral_concess . Papua New Guinea Active Mines and Exploratory Mineral Concessions (2003 update). This data for Papua New Guinea was used as part of a national-scale analysis modeled for the Global Mining and Critical Ecosystem project and replicated at a finer, higher resolution scale at the national level.
Mining_PNG_agriculture . Agricultural areas for Papua New Guinea.
Mining_PNG_bare_urban_areas . Bare and urban land cover data for Papua New Guinea.
Mining_PNG_basins . Watershed basins of Papua New Guinea.
Mining_PNG_exploratory_oil_gas_concess . Exploratory oil and natural gas mining concessions for Papua New Guinea.
For forest cover, grassland and shrubland land cover datsets of Papua New Guinea used in the Mining and Critical Ecosystems analyses, please visit the University of Papua New Guinea’s website.