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Why do we have different versions of the WDPA?

The WDPA is compiled from nearly 600 different data providers globally, and UNEP-WCMC release a new version on a monthly basis.The data providers let us know how they would like to see their data used, and we maintain source information for eac...

  • 2019-03-14
  • White paper

What are protected areas, and what are they for?

Protected areas have long played a crucial role in protecting natural landscapes and wildlife, and many consider them to be one of the most effective tools in protecting biodiversity.

  • 2019-03-21
  • White paper