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Be inspired by the most beautiful places on the planet. Explore the worlds national parks, wilderness areas and world heritage sites. Help us find and improve information on every protected area in the world. Protectedplanet.net lets you discover these incredible places through elegant mapping and intuitive searching. Protectedplanet.net wants you to contribute information about protected areas alongside national agencies and international organisations. Protectedplanet.net helps you understand what and where our natural resources are being conserved. If you are interested in analysing a global dataset on protected areas, you can download the data, today, here at protectedplanet.net.
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Protectedplanet.net allows you to search in any language to find information about individual protected areas. If you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, you can explore the world with intuitive and beautiful maps, photo’s from ©Panoramio and ©Flickr and text descriptions from ©Wikipedia. Our aim is to play nicely with the web, make use of the huge resources out there and concentrate our efforts on delivering the most relevant and accurate protected areas information to the community.
Protectedplanet.net is the new face of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint initiative between IUCN and UNEP-WCMC. Its humble beginnings started 30 years ago as a basic global list of national parks and has evolved into the only global, spatially referenced information source on parks and protected areas . We have created protectedplanet.net not only to showcase this wealth of information but also give tools to willing ‘citizen scientists’ who can feed their knowledge about protected areas into the WDPA.
The World Database on Protected Areas is managed at UNEP-WCMC in Cambridge, UK supported by IUCN staff and World Commission on Protected Areas members all over the world. It relies on the magnitude of work carried out by staff in institutions covering every country on the planet. Without this work from governments and NGOs alike, there would be no World Database on Protected Areas. For that we thank you.
If you are a national protected areas data manager and want to find out how to contribute to the WDPA, please contact email@example.com and our team will be happy to help you get started with our tools.
protectedplanet.net was created by a collection of hard working organisations: