As you can see in this first image, the use of raster data is crucial in the determination of the landscape of various regions in this section of NW Africa. This map also includes vector data of the points at which the various species of snakes are located. These two types of data are combined to create the map below, which shows the different species of snakes along with the likely overlap of species in the various regions.
The knowledge of the density and variety of viperids in the various biomes of NW Africa is instrumental in their conservation. Knowing the variety and density of viperids in each type of habitat allows conservation biologists to tailor the conservation programs to the individual scenarios that occur.