03 March 2010

Protected Planet Map (Beta)

Protected Planet Map (Beta)
"The latest initiative of the World Database on Protected Areas."

Protected Planet Map (Beta
Simple concept map every protected area on the planet:

Compiling a database containing every protected area on our rather crowded globe is no easy task. It has taken 25 years to reach this stage. There are gaps (UK has none!) and errors and we want you to help us make it right through protectedplanet.net.

Browse, explore and be amazed at some of the most bio-diverse places on the planet.
If you give feedback, we [protectedplanet.net] will try our best to consider what you say as we keep developing.

One thing to keep in mind, not every protected area from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is in the beta.

"Explore protected areas. Discover how we are protecting the planet. Be part of the solution. Over the last three months we have been working hard developing a new and inspiring way to discover almost all protected areas on the planet. We were planning on launching the website later in the year however we were enjoying using the website so much, we thought we would share some of that delight and release a beta version for you. We hope you enjoy it. If you do like what we are doing then keep checking the website; every two weeks there will be something new to see!"

The latest initiative of the World Database on Protected Areas.


You will be able to see how the world is protected with the new thematic mapping feature.


The community will be able to make a difference in global conservation

Widget Maps Examples

Yellowstone NP Widget Map
Yellowstone National Park Gridded Diversity
Yellowstone National Park (USA)


Users can download the data in either txt, kml, csv or xls files..

More about ProtectedPlanet.net

Developed by Vizzuality

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At Thursday, March 04, 2010 5:55:00 am, Blogger Igor Brejc said...

You should compare your data with OpenStreetMap's: http://osm.org/go/0ImUXc-
I think you are missing protected areas for my country (Slovenia).
Otherwise, a great effort!


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