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  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard Tutorial Document

    C Larrosa E Farmer

    JPW Scharlemann

  • The United Nations Environment Program World Conservation and Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is the biodiversity assessment and biodiversity policy support arm of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the world’s foremost intergovernmental environmental organization. The centre has been in operation for over 25 years, combining scientific research with practical policy advice. Recommended Citation: Larrosa C, Farmer E & Scharlemann JPW (2012) A.P.E.S. Dashboard: Tutorial. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK. Available at http://apesportal.eva.mpg.de/status/tools/dashboard/APES_Dashboard_Tutorial.pdf Terms and Conditions of Use: The A.P.E.S. Dashboard scoring methodology has been developed by UNEP-WCMC in consultation with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and IUCN Species Survival Commission and the data incorporated in the analyses has been made available for use by the conservation community. For a full list of data sources and data acknowledgements please refer to the methodology document (http://apesportal.eva.mpg.de/status/tools/dashboard/APES_Dashboard_Methodology.pdf). The information presented represents the best available information for the analyses and we take no responsibility for use by third parties. Acknowledgements: We thank all data providers, the Arcus foundation for funding, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and IUCN Species Survival Commission for their input into the development of the A.P.E.S. Dashboard methodology. Please refer to the full methodology document (http://apesportal.eva.mpg.de/status/tools/dashboard/APES_Dashboard_Methodology.pdf) for full project acknowledgements.

    http://apesportal.eva.mpg.de/status/tools/dashboard/APES_Dashboard_Tutorial.pdf http://apesportal.eva.mpg.de/status/tools/dashboard/APES_Dashboard_Methodology.pdf http://apesportal.eva.mpg.de/status/tools/dashboard/APES_Dashboard_Methodology.pdf

  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard TUTORIAL

    GETTING STARTED ................................................................................................................................................................ 1

    STEP 1: SELECTING REGION OF INTEREST .......................................................................................................................................... 1

    STEP 3: SLIDER BARS ........................................................................................................................................................................ 4

    STEP 4: FILTERING BY SITE CATEGORY .............................................................................................................................................. 5

    STEP 5: OUTPUTS ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7

    GRAPH ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

    MAP ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 9

    TABLES ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    ANSWERING QUESTIONS WITH A.P.E.S. DASHBOARD ............................................................................................... 11

    CASE STUDY: CONSERVING CHIMPANZEES IN THE CONGO BASIN. ................................................................................................. 11

  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard Tutorial 1

    GETTING STARTED

    STEP 1: SELECTING REGION OF INTEREST

    When loading the A.P.E.S. Dashboard you will be presented with introductory text which asks you to choose

    the region you are interested in exploring (figure 1). Significantly different socio-economic conditions within

    Asia and Africa prohibit the direct comparison of normalised scores across the regions. Therefore, you will

    need to analyse Important Ape Sites (IASs) within one region (i.e. Africa or Asia) at a time. If you would like

    to change the region of analysis you will need to re-load (or refresh) the A.P.E.S. Dashboard. Once a region is

    selected, the dashboard will load results for all sites in that region (figure 2).

    Figure 1. Introductory page with the region selector buttons highlighted.

    Figure 2. The A.P.E.S. Dashboard displaying all Important Ape Sites in Africa.

  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard Tutorial 2

    STEP 2: SELECTING TAXA/COUNTRIES OF INTEREST

    Once a region has been selected, the A.P.E.S. Dashboard will display all sites which fall within that region.

    The next step is to select the taxon/a of interest (species or subspecies), the country/ies of interest, or a

    combination of both. This can be done using the “Taxa” and “Countries” filters in the upper left hand area of

    the dashboard (figure 3).

    Figure 3. The location of the Taxa and Countries filters.

    The “Taxa” filter is based on a drop-down menu. Taxa are first classified into Great Apes or Other Apes

    (Gibbons), and then into families/genera (figure 4). The “Countries” filter is based on a drop-down menu

    which lists all countries (within the selected region) where apes occur (figure 5).

    If you are interested in a particular taxon, in a particular country you can combine filter selections. For

    example, to analyse sites of the Western Chimpanzee in Guinea select Western Chimpanzees in the “Taxa”

    filter and Guinea in the “Countries” filter. Please note, if you select a taxon in a country where it does not

    occur the Dashboard will display an empty graph/map/table.

  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard Tutorial 3

    Figure 4. Examples of the Taxa filter drop-down menus for (a) Great Apes in Africa and (b) Other Apes in Asia.

    Figure 5. Countries drop-down menus for (a) Africa and (b) Asia.

    Once the filters are set, all sites that fulfil the selection criteria will be shown in the graph/map/table. For

    example, if “Great Apes” and “Cameroon” were selected in the filters, all sites which fall (a) in the extent of

    occurrence of any great ape species and (b) within Cameroon, would be displayed in the graph, map and

    table.

  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard Tutorial 4

    STEP 3: SLIDER BARS

    There are three slider bars that allow you to refine the selection of sites shown in the graph/map/table. These

    are based on three attributes: (1) Response score for the site, (2) Biodiversity score for the site and (3) Area of

    the site (in km2) (figure 6). The minimum and maximum values shown on the slider bars correspond to the

    minimum/maximum possible values for each slider variable within the selected region (figure 6).

    Figure 6. The Response, Biodiversity and Important Ape Site Area slider bars (demonstrated for African sites).

    Sliders on the slider bars can be dragged to a desired value. Alternatively, the desired value can be typed in

    the appropriate text box. Altering the slide values will exclude sites from the graph/map/table which do not

    fall within the selected value ranges. For example, if you are only interested in sites which (a) are at least 100

    km2 in extent, (b) have a low Response scores (less than 0.5), and (c) have a high Biodiversity scores (greater

    than 0.4), you can either drag the sliders to the desired values (0.5, 0.4 and 100 for Response, Biodiversity and

    Area, respectively) or type the values into the slider labels (figure 7). All Important Ape Sites with low

    Response scores (less than 0.5), high Biodiversity scores (greater than 0.4), and which are greater than 100

    km2 in extent will be displayed. Please note, the selected region, taxon/a and country/ies will also influence

    the sites displayed.

  • A.P.E.S. Dashboard Tutorial 5

    Figure 7. Example using the Response, Biodiversity and Area slider bars. Results show, for a selected region,

    taxon/a and country/ies, all Important Ape Sites with low response scores (less than 0.5), high biodiversity

    scores (greater than 0.4) and area of at least 100 km2

    STEP 4: FILTERING BY SITE CATEGORY

    A final element that will help you target your analysis, and selected sites, are the site category buttons (figure

    8). All sites included in the A.P.E.S. Dashboard can be classified into three categories: Landscapes, Action

    Plan Sites, and Protected Areas. These categories reflect both the scale and definition of the sites. Landscapes

    are the largest sites defined by CARPE and Arcus Foundation consultants. Action plan sites are intermediate

    in scale and were defined within the great ape species action plans. Protected areas sites are those sites with a

    national protection status where apes are thought to occur. Full details of the Important Apes Sites, and their

    definition, is given in the methodology document.

    By default, all three categories of site are selected. When selected the but

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