Application Programming Interface (API)

In order to ensure easy access to the WDPA, UNEP-WCMC has created an WDPA application programming interface (API), the Protected Planet API is the official way of accessing the WDPA for use in websites.

The WDPA, in addition to being accessible via the API, is now available to download as a csv, kml, shapefile, file geodatabase and as a series of webservices.

For more information on the API and on how to apply to use this service please visit the Protected Planet API page,