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MPAtlas Data Download

MPAtlas data is open-access and freely downloadable to ensure that our information can be readily utilized for research, policy, management, and other conservation decision-making.

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The Marine Protection Atlas team is currently rebuilding its database, so our data is temporarily unavailable for public use. If you are interested in accessing or using marine protected area spatial boundaries in your work, you can download them from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) website.

The newly updated MPAtlas database will build upon WDPA data by supplementing self-reported data with standardized, science-based assessments that categorize MPAs based on the strength of their regulations and associated conservation benefits. We hope to make this information available for a select subset of countries this summer and continue adding to our dataset over time. 

Please check back for updates! In the mean time, if you have any questions, please email us at

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