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Protected Areas (‘protected_area’)

This page describes the foundational data layer of global Protected Areas.

Citation Information

Title: Protected Areas

Source: United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Date: Ongoing

Available at URL: http://www.protectedplanet.net/


Aerial coverage of protected areas inventory. Native data is in polygon vector format projected in Geographic Coordinate System WGS 1984.

Processing Procedure

1. In ArcMap 10.0, convert native data to 30 arc second resolution raster.

2. Use zonal statistics to calculate mean values within each GLU.

Data Coverage

No coverage assessment was performed for this dataset because it is not meant to have global coverage (protected areas are discrete places).

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