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WDPA

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas.

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PARCC

The PARCC project's main objective was to assess the vulnerability of West African protected areas to climate change and help design more resilient protected area networks.

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ICCAs

The ICCA Registry is an online platform for indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas, where communities themselves provide data, case studies, maps, photos and stories.

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PAME

PAME is a global database, comprising many thousands of assessments of how well a protected area is being managed – primarily the extent to which it is protecting values and achieving goals and objectives.

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Connectivity Conservation

Connectivity Conservation aims to strengthen the protection of biodiversity, enhance the provision of ecosystem services, and increase resilience to climate change.

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Green List

The IUCN Green List is a new global standard for protected areas. The list recognizes success in achieving conservation outcomes and measures progress in effective management of protected areas.

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Protected Planet Statistics

Global Stats

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global spatial dataset on terrestrial and marine protected areas. Protected areas are internationally recognised as major tools in conserving species and ecosystems, and up to date information on protected areas is essential to fully enable conservation and development activities. Explore Global Stats