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World Database on Protected Areas

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management. The WDPA is a joint project between UN Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The compilation and management of the WDPA is carried out by UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), in collaboration with governments, non-governmental organisations, academia and industry. There are monthly updates of the data which are made available online through the Protected Planet website where the data is both viewable and downloadable. Data and information on the world's protected areas compiled in the WDPA are used for reporting to the Convention on Biological Diversity on progress towards reaching the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (particularly Target 11), to the UN to track progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, to some of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) core indicators, and other international assessments and reports including the Global Biodiversity Outlook, as well as for the publication of the United Nations List of Protected Areas. Every two years, UNEP-WCMC releases the Protected Planet Report on the status of the world's protected areas and recommendations on how to meet international goals and targets. Many platforms are incorporating the WDPA to provide integrated information to diverse users, including businesses and governments, in a range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, and finance. For example, the WDPA is included in the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool, an innovative decision support tool that gives users easy access to up-to-date information that allows them to identify biodiversity risks and opportunities within a project boundary. The reach of the WDPA is further enhanced in services developed by other parties, such as the Global Forest Watch and the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas, which provide decision makers with access to monitoring and alert systems that allow whole landscapes to be managed better. Together, these applications of the WDPA demonstrate the growing value and significance of the Protected Planet initiative.

Data and Resource

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Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (jpeg)

Map of the protected areas for Kosrae in the…

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (jpeg)

Map of the protected areas for Pohnpei in the…

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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (jpeg)

Map of the protected areas for Yap in the…

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World Database on Protected Areas User Manual

The WDPA User Manual provides information and…

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Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (pdf)

Map of the protected areas in the Federated…

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Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (pdf)

Map of the protected areas for Kosrae in the…

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (pdf)

Map of the protected areas for Pohnpei in the…

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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (pdf)

Map of the protected areas for Yap in the…

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Federated States of Micronesia Protected Areas Map (jpeg)

Map of the protected areas in the Federated…

Field Value
Publisher The Nature Conservancy
Modified 01 December 2021
Release Date 09 July 2021
Homepage URL https://www.protectedplanet.net/
Identifier 18174c3f-8673-44d6-ba61-a09cdf05fef3
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Federated States of Micronesia
Language English (United Kingdom)
License Public
[Open Data]
Author UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Contact Name Protected Areas Officer
Contact Email [email protected]