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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of January 2019.

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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 January 2019 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). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.Ciatation:Battistella, L., Delli, G., Mandrici, A., Bendito Garcia, E., Dubois, G. (2019)

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Battistella, L., Delli, G., Mandrici, A., Bendito Garcia, E., Dubois, G. (2019)

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Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's terrestrial, marine ecoregions and pelagic provinces between April 2016 and April 2018

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The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial, marine ecoregions and pelagic provinces of the world, excluding lakes, rock and ice, by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from April 2018 and April 2016 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

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Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's terrestrial, marine ecoregions and pelagic provinces between April 2016 and April 2018

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Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's terrestrial ecoregions between April 2016 and April 2018

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial 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 April 2018 and April 2016 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

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Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's terrestrial ecoregions between April 2016 and April 2018

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Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's pelagic provinces between April 2016 and April 2018

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The map shows the percentage of coverage of the pelagic provinces of the world by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from April 2018 and April 2016 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's pelagic provinces between April 2016 and April 2018

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Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's marine ecoregions between April 2016 and April 2018

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the marine ecoregions of the world by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from April 2018 and April 2016 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Changes in the protected area coverage of the world's marine ecoregions between April 2016 and April 2018

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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2018

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial, marine ecoregions and pelagic provinces of the world, excluding lakes, rock and ice, by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from April 2018 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Map of protection levels for the terrestrial, marine ecoregions and pelagic provinces of the world as of April 2018.

© European Union, 2018. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2018

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the marine ecoregions of the world by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from April 2018 and ecoregion maps defined by Spalding et al. (2007). The marine ecoregions were clipped to the coastline of the terrestrial ecoregions of the world (Olson et al. 2001) and an outer boundary corresponding to the 200-meter isobath (Spalding et al. 2007). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2018.

© European Union, 2018. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial ecoregions of the world as of April 2018

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial 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 April 2018 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Delli G., Bertzky, B., Bastin, Dubois, G. (2018)

Map of protection levels for the terrestrial ecoregions of the world as of April 2018.

© European Union, 2018. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial ecoregions of the world as of April 2016

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial 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 April 2016 and ecoregion maps defined by Olsen et al. (2001). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Dubois, G. (2016)

Map of protection levels for the terrestrial ecoregions of the world as of April 2016.

© European Union, 2016. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2016

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the marine ecoregions of the world by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from April 2016 and ecoregion maps defined by Spalding et al. (2007). The marine ecoregions were clipped to the coastline of the terrestrial ecoregions of the world (Olson et al. 2001) and an outer boundary corresponding to the 200-meter isobath (Spalding et al. 2007). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Dubois, G. (2016)

Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2016.

© European Union, 2016. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2016

Abstract:

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 April 2016 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). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Dubois, G. (2016)

Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of April 2016.

© European Union, 2016. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of August 2014

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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). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Temperley, W., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Martinez-Lopez, J., Dubois, G. (2015)

Map of protection levels for the terrestrial and marine ecoregions of the world as of August 2014.

© European Union, 2015. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of August 2014

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the marine ecoregions of the world by protected areas. The statistics were computed using the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) from August 2014 and ecoregion maps defined by Spalding et al. (2007). The marine ecoregions were clipped to the coastline of the terrestrial ecoregions of the world (Olson et al. 2001) and an outer boundary corresponding to the 200-meter isobath (Spalding et al. 2007). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Temperley, W., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Martinez-Lopez, J., Dubois, G. (2015)

Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of August 2014.

© European Union, 2015. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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Map of protection levels for the terrestrial ecoregions of the world as of August 2014

Abstract:

The map shows the percentage of coverage of the terrestrial 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). The analysis used all designated protected areas recorded in the WDPA as polygons, or points with a reported area, except for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves because many of their buffer areas do not meet the protected area definition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All protected areas with a “proposed” or “not reported” status in the WDPA were excluded from the analysis. Points were buffered with a circular buffer corresponding to their reported area. Buffered points and polygons were then combined and all spatial overlaps between protected areas removed to avoid double counting.

Citation:

Battistella, L., Temperley, W., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Martinez-Lopez, J., Dubois, G. (2015)

Map of protection levels for the marine ecoregions of the world as of August 2014.

© European Union, 2015. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

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