October 2019 update of the WDPA

The total number of protected area records in the September 2019 release of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is 245,844 comprising 225,161 polygons and 20,683 points, covering 245 countries and territories.

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Highlights:

Mexico: This is a complete country update. The main highlight of this update is that 45 Voluntary Conservation Area (ADVC) have been deleted whilst another new 41 ADVCs have been added.

Europe: Part of the sequence of updates through the EEAs Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA). This particular update only applies to the tabular information of the points data and includes updates to 7 countries.

Kuwait: A small but complete country update with now regular data providers. The country dataset is now entirely polygons. One additional site (Saad Natural Reserve) , one removal of a site (Warbah Nature Reserve) and one transition from a point to a polygon (Mubarak Al-Kabeer Reserve).


Country

Update type

Polygon

Point


Point converted to polygon

Added

Removed

Updated


Added

Removed

Updated


Albania
Partial
0 0 0
0 0 742
0
Croatia
Partial 0 0 0 0 0 86 0
Estonia
Partial 0 0 0
0
0
919
0
Kuwait Partial 1 1 37
0 0 0
1
Mexico Complete 41 45 1,147
0 0 0
0
Montenegro
Partial 0 0 0
0 0 48
1 polygon converted to point
Republic of North Macedonia
Partial 0 0 0
0 0 4
0
Slovenia
Partial 0 0 0
0 0 865
0
Sweden
Partial000001,1540


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

Global Map Oct2019 Public For Web


Citation: UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected areas map of the world, October 2019 Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

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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

Canada: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

Colombia: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

Cuba: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

Democratic Republic of the Congo: New Dataset Received

Dominica: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

EEA Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA): Under review by UNEP-WCMC

Falkands Islands (Malvinas): Under Validation by Data Provider

Guyana: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

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

Myanmar: Final Approval Stages

Niue: Final Approval Stages

Senegal: Under Validation by Data Provider

Sudan: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

Suriname: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

Tanzania: Under Review by UNEP-WCMC

Timor-Leste: Final Approval Stages

Tuvalu: Final Approval Stages

Uganda: Under Validation by Data Provider

Vietnam: Under review by UNEP-WCMC

Zambia: Under Validation by Data Provider