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Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of data on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs), updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities.

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Global coverage of protected areas and OECMs

275,493: Protected Areas

Terrestrial and inland waters protected area coverage


18,199: Protected Areas

Marine protected area coverage


275,493: Protected Areas

682: OECMs

Terrestrial and inland waters protected area & OECM coverage


18,199: Protected Areas

199: OECMs

Marine protected area & OECM coverage

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Protected Planet Report 2020

Tracking progress towards global targets for protected and conserved areas

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