This report describes the status of data in the WDPA for all sites included in the May 2017 monthly release.
Total number of records for national-level areas and protected areas designated under protected regional and international conventions and agreements in the WDPA, May 2017.
This report describes the key activities and results of the Proteus Workplan in 2015.
This manual provides an overview of global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, in order to address the fragmented information and guidance available to users of marine data. The 2nd edition of the manual identifies 128 marine and coastal datasets (Annex 2) of biodiversity importance. It also includes 69 detailed and standardised metadata sheets (Annex 3) providing information required to use these datasets effectively. The various challenges, gaps and limitations which can be presented by coastal and marine data are also discussed.http://wcmc.io/MarineDataManual
This factsheet describes the data available to Proteus Partners, which tools allow access to the data, and where to download.
UNEP-WCMC also maintains access to several legacy and historic datasets online via the Data Download pages of the Centre's website.
As of March 2015, the 'MARINE' field in the WDPA accepts three values to better identify terrestrial, coastal and marine protected areas: o (site is entirely terrestrial), 1 (site is both marine and terrestrial) and 2 (site is entirely marine). These values have been attributed based on a spatial analysis, selecting sites which stretch across the marine and terrestrial realm. This technical briefing note describes the reclassification approach, and definitions users for protected areas identified as terrestrial, coastal and marine.
Total coverage of national-level protected areas and protected areas designated under regional and international conventions and agreements in the WDPA, January 2015.
A summary of the full manual of marine and coastal data of biodiversity importance.
Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services, Ecosystem Assets, Green Economy. These terms and many more exist to explain society’s interaction with nature. What do they all mean, when should you use them and how do they fit together? There has been a proliferation of terminology to describe nature and human interactions with it. This factsheet leads you through the different terms and how they link with each other. It explains the background to the terminology explosion and why these concepts are considered important.
It accompanies the associated video on Natural Capital and other terminology.
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The 2014 United Nations List of Protected Areas is a compilation of all designated protected areas in the world. It is the fourteenth edition since the publication of the first edition in 1961/62, and is published once every 10 years. The List represents a testimony to the political commitment that countries have shown towards global conservation. It helps to track progress towards reaching the quantitative aspect of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11: "By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water areas and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscape and seascape."http://wcmc.io/2014UNListProtectedAreas