World Database on Protected Areas



Data Access
Overview
As a member of the IUCN, the GLCF provides the World Database on Protected Areas for free to the world. This data set contains GIS layers of protected areas that were produced by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)'s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). The 2007 data set includes protected areas recognized at the international and national levels. Data are provided as point or polygon shapefiles.
Protected Areas

How to Cite This Data Set
Citation Format: Author (Publication Date), Collection Name, Version, Processing Level, Publisher, Publisher Location, Product Coverage Date.

Citation Parameters Example:
  • Author: World Conservation Union and UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Collection Name: World Database On Protected Areas
  • Version: 2007
  • Publisher: WCMC
  • Publisher Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Product Coverage Date: 2007
Full Example Citation: World Conservation Union and UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (2007), World Database on Protected Areas, Version 2007, WCMC, Cambridge, UK, 2007.

Intellectual Property Rights
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre; use is free for non-commercial purposes only. UNEP-WCMC and IUCN hold ultimate copyright.

Source
As a courtesy, please credit the Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) as the source for this data set in some manner. Our suggestion: Source for this data set was the Global Land Cover Facility, www.landcover.org.