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Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of data on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs), updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities.

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Global coverage of protected areas and OECMs

239,603: Protected Areas

Terrestrial protected area coverage


18,533: Protected Areas

Marine protected area coverage


239,603: Protected Areas

90: OECMs

Terrestrial protected area & OECM coverage


18,533: Protected Areas

58: OECMs

Marine protected area & OECM coverage

Statistics updated: March 2021

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