United Nations List of Protected Areas

United Nations List of Protected Areas (2018): Executive summaries

The 2018 edition of the UN List contains 238,563 protected areas covering an area of 46,414,431 km2. The publication reviews progress since 2014. In those four years:

- Protected areas have expanded across both terrestrial and marine environments, with coverage under protection in the marine realm more than doubling in size.

- About 30,000 protected areas have been added representing an area equivalent to the area set aside for protection during the preceding ten years by the addition of 100,000 protected areas.

The executive summary of the report is available in different languages below:

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [English]

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [French]

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [Spanish]

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [Russian]

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [Arabic]

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [Chinese]

UN List 2018 Executive Summary [Portuguese]