Conservation prioritisation in the Manu Amarakaeri Corridor (Madre de Dios, Peru)

Co$ting Nature v2.49 was applied to examining the pressures,threats and conservation priorities in the Manu Amarakaeri Corridor in consultation with Nature Services Peru.  We mask the results for non-protected areas to examine the corridor.  Below are a series of the output maps and explanations.

Ecosystem Services
Carbon services index - higher in the NE because of greater soil carbon
Water services index - low throughout because of low demand for water services
Natural hazard mitigation services index - Relative hazard mitigation services for flood/drought, landslide/erosion, inundation/tsunami/cyclone according to relative risk protected against. Low except around the town because of lack of population, infrastructure etc
Realised bundled services index - Total realised services including water, carbon, nature based tourism and hazard mitigation servicesSites of service production, low except where local services are high (populated areas)
Ratio of locally to globally realised services - all the beenfits are global except in the SW (populations) and NE (flood mitigation services)

Pressures and Threats
Pressure index - Current pressure according to population, wildfire frequency, grazing intensity, agricultural intensity, dam density, infrastructure (dams,mines,oil and gas, urban) density
Threat index - Future threat according to accessibility, proximity to recent deforestation (MODIS), projected change in population and GDP, projected climate change, current distribution of nighttime lights
Projected forest loss (next 20 years) based on recent deforestation 
Pressured SRLI range size rarity (endemism) for redlisted mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds
Threatened SRLI range size rarity (endemism) for redlisted mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds

REDD+ indicators
Currently pressured carbon stock index  - High carbon stock areas with high current agricultural, infrastructural and other anthropogenic pressure
Threatened carbon stock index - High carbon stock areas with high future agricultural, infrastructural and other anthropogenic threat
Pressured SRLI species - Species subject to high current agricultural, infrastructural and other anthropogenic pressure
Threatened SRLI species - Species subject to high future agricultural, infrastructural and other anthropogenic threat

Biodiversity
SRLI species richness -  for redlisted mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds
SRLI range size rarity (endemism)  for redlisted mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds
Relative biodiversity priority index - combines endemism and richness

Conservation priority
Delphic conservation priority index - Conservation priority by overlap of EBAs (Birdlife), Global200 Ecoregions (WWF), Hotspots (CI), Last of the Wild (WCS,CIESIN), Important Bird Areas (Birdlife) and Key Biodiversity areas (IUCN, BI, PI,CI)
Relative conservation priority index - Pressured and threatened conservation priority areas with high realised service provision