The Official MPA Map

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This is the most recent official map of MPAs generated by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC) using data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). The WDPA is the official database of protected areas from around the world administered by UNEP WCMC on behalf of the UNEP and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) partnership that governs the WDPA. For more information please visit www.protectedplanet.net. The map is available to download for non-commercial purposes for use in publications and presentations according to the Terms and Conditions of the WDPA.

 

 

Official MPA Map

 

 

The accreditation when using this map should be IUCN and UNEP-WCMC (Oct 2013). The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). Available at: www.protectedplanet.net.

The latest official statistics for global MPA coverage are:

 * IUCN and UNEP-WCMC (2013), The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) Cambridge, UK: UNEP- WCMC.

Archived maps:

Previous Official MPA Maps available for download:

The official statistics for global MPA coverage for this archived map are:

Date of statistics: United Nations (2013) The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013. United Nations New York, USA. 

 

** IUCN and UNEP-WCMC (2012), The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) October 2012 Release Cambridge, UK: UNEP- WCMC.

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Useful links

   
IUCN category guidance 2008 Supplementary category guidance
for marine 2012

 

 

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