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Why do we have different versions of the WDPA?

The WDPA is compiled from nearly 600 different data providers globally, and UNEP-WCMC release a new version on a monthly basis.The data providers let us know how they would like to see their data used, and we maintain source information for eac...

  • 2019-03-14
  • White paper

What are protected areas, and what are they for?

Protected areas have long played a crucial role in protecting natural landscapes and wildlife, and many consider them to be one of the most effective tools in protecting biodiversity.

  • 2019-03-21
  • White paper

A multi-pronged defence of threatened species

How can conservation tools complement each other? Here we explore, through the eyes of a gecko and a chameleon, how different tools can work together to tackle two of the greatest threats to biodiversity: habitat change and overexploitation.

  • 2019-07-05
  • White paper

Protected areas helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

How can protected areas help meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Although they were only adopted in 2015, the United Nations’ seventeen SDGs already play major roles in setting national development priorities. Protected areas, far fr...

  • 2019-10-10
  • White paper

Protected areas and climate change

Well-connected and effectively managed conservation networks, including protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs), are important tools to address the multiple goals of adapting to and mitigating climate change, s...

  • 2019-12-02
  • White paper