IUCN UNEP WCMC Protect Planet Ocean: Explore the World's marine protected areas
Original (non-English) name
UNEP-WCMC and IUCN (2020) Marine Protected Planet [On-line], [April, 2020], Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN Available at: www.protectedplanet.net.
Over 70% of the surface of Earth is ocean, comprised of highly diverse ecosystems, and providing a wide range of marine ecosystem services that support human society, health and the economy. This website presents the most recent official coverage statistics for marine protected areas, updated monthly from the World Database on Protected Areas.
Marine Protected Areas MPAs Marine Reserves Marine World Heritage Sites Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas updated monthly with submissions from governments non governmental organizations landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre UNEP WCMC .