Protected Planet API

A simple API to access

world's protected areas

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Are you sure you need the API? Please consider using other formats (Shapefile, KML, CSV, GDB) we provide on Protected Planet.
If you are making a map or need to query very large amounts of protected areas, the ESRI Web Service is a better solution.

If you are unsure about the API capabilities, please visit the documentation.

The API is not available for commercial use. Our definition of commercial use includes any use by or for a commercial entity, whether revenue-generating or not, or any use that generates revenue for any type of entity. To access the data for uses of these types please visit the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool.