New publications

New publications have been added to the DOCUMENTS section.

DOPA & Brazilian Protected Areas

Bastian BERTZKY and Heloisa TOZATO will explore with Brazilian institutions the potential use of the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) in Brazil. This effort is part of the work program approved by the "Science without Borders" program of the Brazilian Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:45 to Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:45
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Participation to CBD COP13

The latest developments in DOPA will be presented at the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The COP is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 18:00
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DOPA presentation at IUCN World Congress

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:30 to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 18:00
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Workshop to review biodiversity indicators

Staff from JRC, NatureServe, UNEP-WCMC and the IUCN will meet at JRC, Ispra, Italy to review and discuss their respective biodiversity indicators. 


Grégoire DUBOIS (JRC)


Santiago SAURA (JRC)

MariaGrazia GRAZIANO (JRC)

Healy HAMILTON (NatureServe)

Xuemei HAN (NatureServe)

Bruce YOUNG (NatureServe)




Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, April 1, 2016 - 18:00
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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world

Maps of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions are online and available to download!

You can download them in various formats:


Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world, excluding lakes, rock and ice, by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from August 2014 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001) and Spalding et al. (2007). The marine ecoregions were clipped to the coastline of the terrestrial ecoregions and an outer boundary corresponding to the 200-meter isobath (Spalding et al. 2007).

Terrestrial Ecoregion not selected

Marine Ecoregions not Selected