Biodiversity Status Maps

Biodiversity Lab

Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Kenya

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At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country. The data within these maps can to help you to report on key indicators related to ABT  5, 11, 12 ,14, and 15.  The maps listed below are available in PNG form for easy use when you are drafting or refining your country’s 6NR:

Note 1: We created these using global datasets and existing peer-reviewed methods published in the scientific literature. Using high resolution national level data and/or creating maps based on analyses specific to your national targets would enhance the quality of these maps. We encourage you to use these maps in your 6NR as relevant, and to draw on the 6NR spatial data expert roster – where needed – to enable you to run analyses specific to your national context. To access the 6NR spatial data expert roster, please contact Christina Supples at

Note 2: These maps were clipped to your country using the Global Administrative Unit Layer country boundaries produced by UN FAO and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) data produced by the Flinders Marine Institute. If you are unable to use these country boundaries due to a disputed border or other issue, please contact our spatial planner Scott Atkinson at for support to clip to your official national boundary layer.

Access the maps below! For more information on these maps, including additional resources and training documents, click here. For additional support, please contact Scott Atkinson at

ABT 5: Habitat loss halved or reduced

1. Forest Cover Loss (2000 – 2017)

2. Degradation within Ecoregions (2016)

3. Loss within Ecoregions (1993 – 2009)

ABT 11: Protected areas increased and improved

4. Protected Area Coverage (Terrestrial)

5. Marine Protected Area Coverage

6. Species Richness and Protected Area Network (for particular species of interest)

7. Key Biodiversity Area Protection

8. Ecoregion Protection – October 2018

9. Marine Ecoregion Protection – October 2018

10. Protected and Connected Index

11. Protected Area Management Effectiveness

ABT 12: Extinction prevented

12. Species richness/Threatened Species Richness/Species Range Rarity

13. Threatened Species Richness (IUCN) within Effective Protected Area Network

ABT 14: Ecosystems and essential services safeguarded

14. Key Usage Areas for Water Security

15. Tsunami Risk to Populations and Natural Coastline Protection

ABT 15: Ecosystems restored and resilience enhanced

16. Carbon Stores in the Environment

17. Carbon Stores in Protected Areas

18. Carbon Sequestration Potential

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