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