(9 April 2015) DOPA Explorer 1.0 is the EU’s Joint Research Centre’s latest web-based interface which provides a simple way to explore nearly 16 000 of the world’s protected areas. Distinguishing for the first time between terrestrial, marine and mixed protected areas, DOPA Explorer 1.0 proposes new indicators that can help end users to identify those areas with the most unique ecosystems and species. It can also assess the pressures to which they are exposed due to human activities.
DOPA Explorer 1.0 was developed for the JRC’s Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA). It allows end users to assess nearly 16,000 protected areas at the global scale in terms of species, habitats and anthropogenic pressure. The tool is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Read the full JRC announcement.