About the Atlas
- Inform decisions. The Atlas should inform planners and policy-makers to make “conservation-aware” decisions and to guide general policy.
- Raise awareness of biodiversity. The Atlas should shed light on what biodiversity is, where biodiversity exists in Florida, and why biodiversity is important.
- Compile and standardize existing information. Establish a consensus “state of the art” for biodiversity data/information for Florida.
- Interpret existing information. Provide guidance on best use of various biodiversity information, including background on development and purpose of different models.
- Illustrate the inter-connectedness of natural resources. Let the facts, illustrations, maps, etc. demonstrate the need to consider and conserve ALL biodiversity to maintain functioning natural systems.
- Inspire and generate interest. Use dramatic photos and illustrations, vibrant colors, and compelling graphics to engage and impress the reader and stimulate interest in the subject matter.