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Image of Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (1.2MB) Download file

This is an image of the freshwater ecoregion map. This image can be used in presentations (e.g. Powerpoint) or other documents. August 2008 update.

Legend for Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (536KB) Download file

This is the full list of 426  freshwater ecoregion names. It can be used in combination with the map or image file.

BioScience article (6MB) Download file

This is a pdf version of the BioScience article (Abell et al. 2008) that describes the Freshwater Ecoregions of the World map and associated fish data.

GIS shapefile (14MB) Download file

This is the GIS shapefile of the freshwater ecoregions of the world. It is a zipped file and contains metadata. This version was put online in May 2008.

Ecoregions in Google Earth (14MB) Download file

This file will map the Freshwater Ecoregions of the World in Google Earth. Initially, this may slow navigation in Google Earth, but when zoomed in, navigation of  the ecoregions becomes easier. This version was put online in May 2008.

Freshwater Ecoregions of the World poster (for online viewing) Download file

This is a PDF (5 MB) of a large-format poster showing the freshwater ecoregion map as well as selected biodiversity and threat maps.  This file is for online viewing only.

Freshwater Ecoregions of the World poster (for printing) Download file

This is a low-resolution PDF (1 MB) of a large-format poster showing the freshwater ecoregion map as well as selected biodiversity and threat maps.  A limited number of high-quality printed posters are available upon request (go to 'Contact Us').

Freshwater Ecoregions of the World brochure (for online viewing or printing) Download file

This is a medium-resolution PDF (2 MB) of a brochure describing the Freshwater Ecoregions of the World project and outputs.  A limited number of high-quality printed brochures are available upon request (go to ‘Contact Us’).

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