Protected Planet

Institution: UNEP/WCMC

In Brief

2010, UNEP/WCMC, Cambridge UK; Database on Protected Areas


(2010, UNEP-WCMC at Cambridge UK;

The online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas, begun in 1981 as a UN global list of national parks. The WDPA is now a joint project of IUCN and UNEP, and the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas, searchable in any language. Seeks to deliver the most relevant and accurate protected areas information to the global community. Contact:, or

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