Rangelands are land areas with indigenous vegetation, including grass and shrubs, and used as a natural ecosystem for grazing livestock and wildlife. Rangelands occupy nearly half of the world’s land surface and include more than a third of global biodiversity hotspots, as well as habitat for 28% of the world’s endangered species.
Last year the Land Resources Planning Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) conducted a survey on participatory land resource planning (LRP) to compile experiences among users of LRP tools and approaches. Around 750 land management practitioners responded and identified the emerging needs and trends in existing LRP tools.
The State of Open Data is an ambitious research project reflecting on 10 years of action on open data and providing a critical review of the current state of the open data movement across a range of issues and thematic areas.
The 2018 State of Open Data report will include a chapter on 'Open Data and Land Ownership', and to ensure a wide range of perspectives can be represented in the chapter, the project is undertaking a global brainstorm to gather input.