The total number of protected area records in the November 2019 release of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is 245,866 comprising 225,198 polygons and 20,668 points, covering 245 countries and territories.
Myanmar: A complete update of all national sites in Myanmar, including the addition of Se Taung Wildlife Sanctuary, Hpabaubg Taung Managed Nature Reserve and Htaungwi Taung Geo-features Significant Area. 11 sites have been removed temporarily until their status has been verified, but it is expected that these sites will be submitted again to the WDPA with updated status and boundaries once the gazettement process is complete.
Niue: A complete update of Niue's protected area network. This updated was facilitated by the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, supported by the BIOPAMA programme.
Timor-Leste: A complete update of Timor-Leste's protected area network, made possible by a successful in-country workshop supported by the BIOPAMA programme, and organised by Conservation International and IUCN.
Tuvalu: A complete update of Tuvalu's protected area network. Five protected areas have been divided into zones, including components that operate as Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). The fact that all of Tuvalu's protected areas are under the governance of local communities is now reflected in the WDPA. This update was facilitated by the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, supported by the BIOPAMA programme. It has been made possible by the Tuvalu Ridge to Reef project.
Point converted to polygon
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Added: New feature added in the WDPA (i.e. a new WDPAID was created) Removed: Number of feature removed from the WDPA (i.e. a WDPAID was removed from the database)
Updated: Modifications/updates of the geometry or some attributes of existing feature in the WDPA (i.e. a feature with an existing WDPAID).
Map of Protected Areas based on monthly update
Citation: UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected areas map of the world, November 2019 Available at: www.protectedplanet.net
Summary of current data in preparation:The data set status is defined as either:
1) New data set received, 2) Under review by UNEP-WCMC, 3) Under validation by data provider or 4) Final approval stages.
Azerbaijan: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Brazil: New Dataset Received
Canada: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Colombia: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Democratic Republic of the Congo: New Dataset Received
Dominica: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Falkands Islands (Malvinas): Under Validation by Data Provider
Guyana: Final approval stages
Honduras: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
India: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Indonesia: Under Validation by Data Provider
Israel: New Dataset Received
Kenya: Under Validation by Data Provider
Senegal: Under Validation by Data Provider
Sudan: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Suriname: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Tanzania: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC
Uganda: Under Validation by Data Provider
Vietnam: Under review by UNEP-WCMC
Zambia: Under Validation by Data Provider