Protected Planet API

A simple API to access

world's protected areas

Change to the live version now!

If you are here to request a token for the Protected Planet API, please use the live version, available here.
This will ensure that you always receive the latest data, and the best performance.

Are you in the right place?

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.