The Protected Planet Initiative

Protected Planet is the authoritative source of data on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs).

It exists due to the extensive efforts of governments and other stakeholders to map, monitor and report data on protected areas and OECMs.

Through the Protected Planet website, users can explore the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), World Database on OECMs, Global Database on Protected Area Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME), and a wealth of associated information. Start by exploring the interactive maps on the home page, or any of Protected Planet’s nine thematic areas.