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Lists of protected areas[edit]

Wiki Loves Earth photo contest is aimed at creating the biggest database of free photos of protected natural sites on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. To make the process of collecting and uploading photos easier, we recommend having list(s) of nature protected areas from your country on Wikipedia. The international organizing team have some recommendations on how best you can create these lists.

One source of lists is the United Nations Environment Programme, which has collated lists for almost every country in the world through its Protected Planet project. Links to lists for each country can be found at the bottom of this page. Not all of country lists are complete and can be suplimented with information from other sources e.g lists collated by state governments.

What to include in your list(s)?[edit]

Make a list of nature heritage sites in your country that have are protected in some way. It includes:

  • Sites formally protected at a national or regional level (nature / biosphere reserves, wilderness areas, national / provincial parks, Natura 2000 or Ramsar sites etc.).
  • Sites that have lower protection status but represent protected nature in some way, such as protected landscapes, natural monuments, protected recreation areas, botanical gardens, game reserves etc.
  • This can also include formerly protected sites that have less strict protection now.

Important: in case a site is not protected and has never been, this object should not be in your list(s). They will likely not be accepted for the international finals. These photos still may be useful to illustrate Wikipedia or Wikivoyage.

If your country has no or poor database of natural heritage, you may accept submissions outside lists, but they should describe the site in as much detail as possible (name, status, location).

How to structure your list(s)?[edit]

Format: a table with the following elements:

  • a name of the protected area and its status (e.g. Anyplace National Park);
  • coordinates / location;
  • a link to uploading new pictures of the area (which leads to an automatically pre-filled in the upload form, which makes it easier for participants to upload photos);

Please, add these items as well if they exist:

  • a unique identifier. It can be a government identifier, a Wikidata item Q-id or a code given by local WLE organisers;
  • a picture of an area;
  • Wikimedia Commons category;
  • a link to a Wikipedia article and/or Wikidata item

Also, you can add your types, maps or other information.

Important[edit]

  • Do not make lists too complicated, keep it easily-navigated. If list are too long, split them by regions
  • It is important having your lists ready before the start of the contest.
  • Use unique identifiers: each natural monument in a country must have a unique identifier. If these aren't available you can create a system on your own. We recommend you adding these sites to Wikidata.
  • Enable uploading directly from the monument list: direct link to the upload campaigns makes it possible to pre-fill some information in the upload wizard so that users do not have to fill in much by hand. Wiki Loves Earth uses a customised version of the upload wizard, find out more here — Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2020/Organise#Upload_wizard

Suggestions[edit]

  • Use row templates: build a table with row templates (and a header template), so that you can easy add/remove columns and being able to change the links to an external database when the links change.
  • If the description used in the upload link contains links, references, etc., you can create a copy of Module:Delink on your local wiki to remove unwanted codes.
  • Set as extra parameter commonscat in the row template to get images directly uploaded to the right category on Commons.

Examples of good practice[edit]

Recording of the training session[edit]

Do you want to discover more tips&tricks about creating lists of nature monuments? Check out the recording of our training session for Wiki Loves Earth Community held on May 30th, 2020.

Speaker: Mykola Kozlenko (NickK), member of the international organizing team. Contact us if you have any questions at wle-team@wikimedia.org.ua

WLEtraining .jpg

Lists of sites from the United Nations Environment Programme[edit]

The United Nations Environment Programme project Protected Planet collates lists of protected areas from governments and other sources around the world and makes them available to download. Not all of these lists will be a complete list of sites for the country. If you discover additional sources of sites for your country please include them in the table.

To download a list for your country:

  1. Click on the link next to the name of your country
  2. Click 'Download' at the top of the page and chose .csv
  3. Click on the download button in the download box
  4. The zip file which is downloaded includes a manual in many languages which describe what all the fields mean in Table 3.1. The file with the list in is the largest .csv file in the zip.
  5. The .csv file is separated by pipes (|), you'll need to specify this when opening the file in LibreOffice or other software .
Number Country Protected Planet map and list Number of sites Is the list extensive? Country area in km2 Country population
1 Afghanistan link 15 Very few sites 652,860 38,928,346
2 Albania link 807 Good 27,400 2,877,797
3 Algeria link 73 Good 2,381,740 43,851,044
4 Andorra link 11 Very few sites 470 77,265
5 Angola link 14 Very few sites 1,246,700 32,866,272
6 Antigua and Barbuda link 18 Good 440 97,929
7 Argentina link 463 Good 2,736,690 45,195,774
8 Armenia link 38 ? 28,470 2,963,243
9 Australia link 11149 Good 7,682,300 25,499,884
10 Austria link 1663 Good 82,409 9,006,398
11 Azerbaijan link 37 Very few sites 82,658 10,139,177
12 Bahamas link 54 Good 10,010 393,244
13 Bahrain link 8 Very few sites 760 1,701,575
14 Bangladesh link 51 Very few sites 130,170 164,689,383
15 Barbados link 9 ? 430 287,375
16 Belarus link 625 Good 202,910 9,449,323
17 Belgium link 2153 Good 30,280 11,589,623
18 Belize link 120 Good 22,810 397,628
19 Benin link 74 Good 112,760 12,123,200
20 Bhutan link 22 ? 38,117 771,608
21 Bolivia link 167 Good 1,083,300 11,673,021
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina link 61 Good 51,000 3,280,819
23 Botswana link 22 ? 566,730 2,351,627
24 Brazil link 3202 Good 8,358,140 212,559,417
25 Brunei link 56 ? 5,270 437,479
26 Bulgaria link 1432 Good 108,560 6,948,445
27 Burkina Faso link 112 ? 273,600 20,903,273
28 Burundi link 21 ? 25,680 11,890,784
29 Côte d'Ivoire link 255 Good 318,000 26,378,274
30 Cabo Verde link 7 ? 4,030 555,987
31 Cambodia link 69 Good 176,520 16,718,965
32 Cameroon link 54 Good 472,710 26,545,863
33 Canada link 9000 Good 9,093,510 37,742,154
34 Central African Republic link 38 ? 622,980 4,829,767
35 Chad link 23 ? 1,259,200 16,425,864
36 Chile link 222 Good 743,532 19,116,201
37 China link 122 Very few sites 9,388,211 1,439,323,776
38 Colombia link 1341 Good 1,109,500 50,882,891
39 Comoros link 9 ? 1,861 869,601
40 Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) link 34 ? 341,500 5,518,087
41 Costa Rica link 166 Good 51,060 5,094,118
42 Croatia link 1202 Good 55,960 4,105,267
43 Cuba link 230 Good 106,440 11,326,616
44 Cyprus link 129 Good 9,240 1,207,359
45 Czechia (Czech Republic) link 3894 Good 77,240 10,708,981
46 Democratic Republic of the Congo link 52 Good 2,267,050 89,561,403
47 Denmark link 1088 Good 42,430 5,792,202
48 Djibouti link 7 Very few sites 23,180 988,000
49 Dominica link 9 ? 750 71,986
50 Dominican Republic link 147 Good 48,320 10,847,910
51 Ecuador link 83 Good 248,360 17,643,054
52 Egypt link 50 ? 995,450 102,334,404
53 El Salvador link 202 Good 20,720 6,486,205
54 Equatorial Guinea link 16 ? 28,050 1,402,985
55 Eritrea link 11 ? 101,000 3,546,421
56 Estonia link 17227 Good 42,390 1,326,535
57 Eswatini (fmr. "Swaziland") link 14 ? 17,200 1,160,164
58 Ethiopia link 138 Good 1,000,000 114,963,588
59 Fiji link 146 Good 18,270 896,445
60 Finland link 17032 Good 303,890 5,540,720
61 France link 5549 Good 547,557 65,273,511
62 Gabon link 62 Good 257,670 2,225,734
63 Gambia link 24 ? 10,120 2,416,668
64 Georgia link 94 Good 69,490 3,989,167
65 Germany link 23159 Good 348,560 83,783,942
66 Ghana link 313 Good 227,540 31,072,940
67 Greece link 1289 Good 128,900 10,423,054
68 Grenada link 49 Good 340 112,523
69 Guatemala link 352 Good 107,160 17,915,568
70 Guinea link 16 ? 245,720 13,132,795
71 Guinea-Bissau link 211 Good 28,120 1,968,001
72 Guyana link 5 ? 196,850 786,552
73 Haiti link 27 Good 27,560 11,402,528
74 Holy See N/A N/A N/A 0 801
75 Honduras link 118 Good 111,890 9,904,607
76 Hungary link 893 Good 90,530 9,660,351
77 Iceland link 144 Good 100,250 341,243
78 India link 41 Very few sites 2,973,190 1,380,004,385
79 Indonesia link 733 Good 1,811,570 273,523,615
80 Iran link 185 Good 1,628,550 83,992,949
81 Iraq link 23 ? 434,320 40,222,493
82 Ireland link 825 Good 68,890 4,937,786
83 Israel link 316 Good 21,640 8,655,535
84 Italy link 3948 Good 294,140 60,461,826
85 Jamaica link 154 Good 10,830 2,961,167
86 Japan link 5617 Good 364,555 126,476,461
87 Jordan link 33 ? 88,780 10,203,134
88 Kazakhstan link 128 Good 2,699,700 18,776,707
89 Kenya link 411 Good 569,140 53,771,296
90 Kiribati link 13 ? 810 119,449
91 Kuwait link 39 Good 17,820 4,270,571
92 Kyrgyzstan link 35 ? 191,800 6,524,195
93 Laos link 31 ? 230,800 7,275,560
94 Latvia link 1123 Good 62,200 1,886,198
95 Lebanon link 27 ? 10,230 6,825,445
96 Lesotho link 6 ? 30,360 2,142,249
97 Liberia link 19 ? 96,320 5,057,681
98 Libya link 5 ? 1,759,540 6,871,292
99 Liechtenstein link 45 Good 160 38,128
100 Lithuania link 1061 Good 62,674 2,722,289
101 Luxembourg link 202 Good 2,590 625,978
102 Madagascar link 171 Good 581,795 27,691,018
103 Malawi link 133 Good 94,280 19,129,952
104 Malaysia link 528 Good 328,550 32,365,999
105 Maldives link 72 Good 300 540,544
106 Mali link 136 Good 1,220,190 20,250,833
107 Malta link 334 Good 320 441,543
108 Marshall Islands link 16 Good 180 59,190
109 Mauritania link 9 ? 1,030,700 4,649,658
110 Mauritius link 44 Good 2,030 1,271,768
111 Mexico link 1146 Good 1,943,950 128,932,753
112 Micronesia link 5 ? 700 548,914
113 Moldova link 127 Good 32,850 4,033,963
114 Monaco link 3 ? 1 39,242
115 Mongolia link 109 Good 1,553,560 3,278,290
116 Montenegro link 58 Good 13,450 628,066
117 Morocco link 89 Good 446,300 36,910,560
118 Mozambique link 58 Good 786,380 31,255,435
119 Myanmar (formerly Burma) link 53 Good 653,290 54,409,800
120 Namibia link 148 Good 823,290 2,540,905
121 Nauru link 0 ? 20 10,824
122 Nepal link 49 Good 143,350 29,136,808
123 Netherlands link 462 Good 33,720 17,134,872
124 New Zealand link 10449 Good 263,310 4,822,233
125 Nicaragua link 84 Good 120,340 6,624,554
126 Niger link 27 ? 1,266,700 24,206,644
127 Nigeria link 1001 Good 910,770 206,139,589
128 North Korea link 34 ? 120,410 25,778,816
129 North Macedonia link 78 Good 25,220 2,083,374
130 Norway link 3837 Good 365,268 5,421,241
131 Oman link 25 ? 309,500 5,106,626
132 Pakistan link 178 ? 770,880 220,892,340
133 Palau link 66 Good 460 18,094
134 Palestine State link 51 Good 6,020 5,101,414
135 Panama link 114 Good 74,340 4,314,767
136 Papua New Guinea link 57 Good 452,860 8,947,024
137 Paraguay link 98 Good 397,300 7,132,538
138 Peru link 264 Good 1,280,000 32,971,854
139 Philippines link 273 Good 298,170 109,581,078
140 Poland link 3106 Good 306,230 37,846,611
141 Portugal link 456 Good 91,590 10,196,709
142 Qatar link 14 ? 11,610 2,881,053
143 Romania link 1574 Good 230,170 19,237,691
144 Russia link 8987 Good 16,376,870 145,934,462
145 Rwanda link 9 ? 24,670 12,952,218
146 Saint Kitts and Nevis link 10 Good 260 53,199
147 Saint Lucia link 42 Good 610 183,627
148 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines link 55 Good 390 110,940
149 Samoa link 99 Good 2,830 198,414
150 San Marino link 0 ? 60 33,931
151 Sao Tome and Principe link 6 Good 960 219,159
152 Saudi Arabia link 70 Good 2,149,690 34,813,871
153 Senegal link 138 Good 192,530 16,743,927
154 Serbia link 388 Good 87,460 8,737,371
155 Seychelles link 51 Good 460 98,347
156 Sierra Leone link 67 Good 72,180 7,976,983
157 Singapore link 4 ? 700 5,850,342
158 Slovakia link 1888 Good 48,088 5,459,642
159 Slovenia link 2268 Good 20,140 2,078,938
160 Solomon Islands link 92 Good 27,990 686,884
161 Somalia link 21 ? 627,340 15,893,222
162 South Africa link 1642 Good 1,213,090 59,308,690
163 South Korea link 3467 Good 97,230 51,269,185
164 South Sudan link 27 ? 610,952 11,193,725
165 Spain link 4108 Good 498,800 46,754,778
166 Sri Lanka link 660 Good 62,710 21,413,249
167 Sudan link 23 ? 1,765,048 43,849,260
168 Suriname link 22 ? 156,000 586,632
169 Sweden link 20930 Good 410,340 10,099,265
170 Switzerland link 10772 Good 39,516 8,654,622
171 Syria link 19 ? 183,630 17,500,658
172 Tajikistan link 26 ? 139,960 9,537,645
173 Tanzania link 466 Good 885,800 59,734,218
174 Thailand link 246 Good 510,890 69,799,978
175 Timor-Leste link 46 Good 14,870 1,318,445
176 Togo link 87 Good 54,390 8,278,724
177 Tonga link 50 Good 720 105,695
178 Trinidad and Tobago link 44 Good 5,130 1,399,488
179 Tunisia link 148 Good 155,360 11,818,619
180 Turkey link 14 Very few sites 769,630 84,339,067
181 Turkmenistan link 32 ? 469,930 6,031,200
182 Tuvalu link 9 Good 30 11,792
183 Uganda link 711 Good 199,810 45,741,007
184 Ukraine link 5622 Good 579,320 43,733,762
185 United Arab Emirates link 61 Good 83,600 9,890,402
186 United Kingdom link 10902 Good 241,930 67,886,011
187 United States of America link 42826 Good 9,147,420 331,002,651
188 Uruguay link 22 ? 175,020 3,473,730
189 Uzbekistan link 37 ? 425,400 33,469,203
190 Vanuatu link 34 Good 12,190 307,145
191 Venezuela link 290 Good 882,050 28,435,940
192 Vietnam link 209 Good 310,070 97,338,579
193 Yemen link 10 ? 527,970 29,825,964
194 Zambia link 641 Good 743,390 18,383,955
195 Zimbabwe link 232 Good 386,850 14,862,924