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By Eric Dinerstein, David M. Olson, Douglas J. Graham

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Alderman (World Bank, USA) C. Alho (World Wildlife Fund-BRAZIL) M. Ayres (Universidade Federal do Pará, BRAZIL) P. Bacon (University of the West Indies, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO) J. Barborak (Wildlife Conservation Society, USA) E. Barriga (USAID, COLOMBIA) G. Batmanian (World Wildlife Fund-US) M. Baudoin (Secretaría Nacional del Medio Ambiente, BOLIVIA) M. Bonifaz (World Bank, USA) P. Brandriss (World Bank, USA) J. Brokaw (USAID, USA) D. Brown (Southwestern Field Biologists, USA) K. Brown (Universidade de Campinas [UNICAMP], BRAZIL) D.

The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any consequence of their use. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this volume do not imply on the part of the World Bank any judgment on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries. The material in this publication is copyrighted. Requests for permission to reproduce portions of it should be sent to the Office of the Publisher at the address shown in the copyright notice above.

Watson (The Nature Conservancy, NICARAGUA/USA) M. Webb Records (World Bank, USA) R. Welch (SOS Mata Atlântica, BRAZIL) C. Wicks (World Wide Fund for Nature-UK) B. Wilcox (Institute for Sustainable Development, USA) E. Wilcox (World Wildlife Fund-US) N. Windevoxhel (IUCN Regional Wetlands Programme for Mesoamerica, COSTA RICA) D. Wood (World Wildlife Fund-US) M. Yates (USAID, BOLIVIA) E. Yerena O. (Instituto Nacional de Parques [INPARQUES], VENEZUELA) F. Zadroga (USAID, MEXICO) L. Zeitlin-Hale (University of Rhode Island, USA) Page xv Acronyms and Abbreviations AVHRR Advanced very high resolution radiometer BSP Biodiversity Support Program CI Conservation International CIAT Centro Internacional para la Agricultura Tropical (Colombia) CONABIO Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (Mexico) FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations GEF Global Environment Facility GIS Geographic information system IUCN The World Conservation Union LAC Latin America and the Caribbean LATEN Environment Unit (Technical Department) for LAC (The World Bank) MET Major ecosystem type (see also Glossary) MHT Major habitat type (see also Glossary) MSS Multispectral scanner TNC The Nature Conservancy USAID United States Agency for International Development USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service WRI World Resources Institute WWF World Wildlife Fund Page xvi Executive Summary This priority-setting study elevates, as a first principle, maintaining the representation of all ecosystem and habitat types in regional investment portfolios.

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