Ocean Data Viewer

About the site
  • Dataset detail
  • World Database on Protected Areas
  • Access
  • Description

  • The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is a joint project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), managed by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

    The Ocean Data Viewer displays the latest version of the entire WDPA dataset (i.e. terrestrial and marine components), in line with Protected Planet. This allows users to view linkages between Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and adjacent terrestrial protected areas, in the transition zone between the ocean and the land. This is particularly important when considering coastal habitats such as mangroves. For further details on individual protected areas, please visit www.protectedplanet.net.

  • Citation

  • IUCN, UNEP-WCMC [year]. The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). [Insert month] release. Cambridge (UK): UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. URL: www.protectedplanet.net