The map is a regional (Neotropics) raster data layer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. The map
gives an indication of areas at risk of conversion to agriculture in parts of South America. Wassenaar et. al. (2006) identified
the areas at highest risk of conversion to pasture and croplands, using a model that explicitly incorporates dimensions
such as location, suitability and various factors affecting relative economic values of land uses. The map identifies deforestation
hotspot areas (at risk of conversion to pasture and cropland). The data sources are from FAO.