You are here is the online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. The WDPA is managed at UNEP-WCMC in the Uunited Kingdom, supported by IUCN staff and the IUCN Commission on Protected Areas. lets you discover the protected areas of the world through exploring maps and carrying out intuitive searching, feeding your information on protected areas worldwide, along with pictures and descriptions, including the origin of the data.

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