Gap Analysis answers the following kinds of questions:
• Where are the biodiversity conservation lands and who manages them?
• How much of a specific plant community or animal species’ habitat is held by each type of management organization?
• How much of a species’ habitat is on protected lands?
• Which areas host the most species?
The Gap Analysis Process and Importance
A Gap Analysis consists of mapping data layers depicting both location and conservation status of protected areas. Information about the conservation status of common species is important for decision makers, planners, researchers and others.
Learn about some of the ways Gap Analysis in being applied.