Protected Planet Report 2012: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas

Author: Bertzky, B., Corrigan, C., Kemsey, J., Kenney, S., Ravilious, C., Besançon, C., Burgess, N.
Date Published: September 2012
ISBN: 978-92-807-3189-7 (English), 978-92-807-3293-1 (French) and 978-92-807-3294-8 (Spanish)

The Protected Planet Report 2012 reviews progress towards the achievement of the protected area targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Building on the work of the CBD-mandated Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), the report includes a set of indicators of protected area coverage, representativeness, effectiveness, management and governance.

The report has been compiled by UNEP-WCMC in cooperation with IUCN and other partners and with support from UNEP, the Spain-UNEP Partnership for Protected Areas in support of the LifeWeb Initiative, the CBD Secretariat, and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. The Protected Planet Report 2012 is published in English, French and Spanish.

Statistics on protected area coverage

The files below include the statistics on protected area (PA) coverage of countries and ecoregions for the period from 1990 to 2010 that were used in the Protected Planet Report 2012. For more details see the report.

Media coverage of Protected Planet Report 2012