PROGRESS TOWARD 30%

A closer look at where we are in the race to save the natural world that supports all life on the planet.

 
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State of Protection for Our Land and Ocean

As of October 2019, 15 percent of the land and 7.8 percent of the ocean are covered by protected areas. Based on this trend, we are on track to reach a global goal of 17 percent of the land and 10 percent of the ocean by 2020.

It’s progress, but it’s not enough.

 
 
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If we are to meet the dual crises of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change head on, we must call on our world leaders to make transformative change and drastically increase our investment in preserving and protecting natural landscapes.

 
 

Protected Areas Around the World

 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected areas map of the world, October 2019 Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected areas map of the world, October 2019 Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 

Regional Breakdowns of Protected Areas

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for North America from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for North America from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Africa from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Africa from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Asia & Pacific from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Asia & Pacific from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for West Asia from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for West Asia from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Europe from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Europe from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Latin America & Caribbean from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Latin America & Caribbean from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net

 
 
 
UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Polar from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at:  www.protectedplanet.net

UNEP-WCMC (2019). Protected Area Profile for Polar from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2019. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net