About PADDDtracker

What is PADDDtracker.org?

We think of national parks and protected areas as permanent fixtures on the landscape, but recent research points to widespread (but largely overlooked) protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) - legal changes that temper restrictions, reduce the size of, and eliminate protected areas. In response, PADDDtracker.org is documenting the patterns, trends, causes, and consequences of PADDD.

PADDDtracker.org allows you to learn about PADDD and share your experiences with the world: where has PADDD already happened? Where has PADDD been proposed? Why is PADDD happening?

What can you do with PADDDtracker?

Learn about PADDD
Map and track PADDD events
Share your experience!

Get started by browsingvisiting the user guide, or logging in.    

PADDDtracker is not intended for:

Documenting new protected areas
Reporting corrections to protected area boundaries
Documenting protected area management effectiveness
Documenting illegal activities within protected areas



If you use information or data from PADDDtracker.org, please reference us as:    

World Wildlife Fund. YYYY. PADDDtracker: Tracking Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement [Beta version]. Accessed DD-MM-YYYY. www.PADDDtracker.org.

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