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LMCs Protected Areas Data (Protected Areas Program - UNEP)

Summary statistics, per country, for the extent of area covered by protected areas for both terrestrial and marine realms. LMCs only.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Marine and coastal areas
  • Protected areas
  • SDG 14 Life below water
  • SDG 15 Life on land
  • English
Use limitations The use of the WDPA data is subject to strict Terms of Use which are available online at The WDPA is free for download or use for non-commercial purposes. Commercial use of the WDPA is restricted to specific Terms of Use. The Terms of use also describe the conditions under which the WDPA should be reproduced by third parties and how the use of the WDPA should be cited and the sources acknowledged. For the avoidance of doubt, UNEP-WCMC reserves the right to determine whether a particular use of the WDPA Materials constitutes a Commercial Use or otherwise.
Dataset reference date August 17, 2016
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Completeness See dataset.
Process Step See dataset for details of UNEP process. ODM then filtered the data for the LMCs.
Lineage The April 2016 version of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) was used for protected area data The April 2016 version of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) was used for protected area data i) the most recent version of the WDPA can be found here: The EEZv8_WVS_DIS_v3_All_final_v7dis.shp was used as a base layer for the world's terrestrial and marine areas i) this data is a combination of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ; VLIZ 2014) and terrestrial country boundaries (World Vector Shoreline, 3rd edition, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency).
Responsible party Author: Protected Areas Programme, UNEP-WCMC (
License unspecified
Copyright Yes
Version 2016
Date uploaded May 15, 2018, 02:30 (UTC)
Date modified May 16, 2018, 06:54 (UTC)