Protected Areas and Deforestation: New Results from High-Resolution Panel Data

This research investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa and Latin America for the period 2001-2012 by comparing deforestation rates within 10km inside and outside of the boundary of protected areas. Annual time series of these deforestation rates were constructed from recently published high-resolution data on forest clearing from Hansen et al (2013), the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA); a shapefile identifying tropical forest areas, drawn from Hansen, et al. (2003); and the database of Global Administrative Areas Version 2.0 maintained by GADM.org.

Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Agriculture and Food Security
Climate Change
Education
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
64
Geographical Coverage: 
East Asia & Pacific
American Samoa
Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Rep.
Lao PDR
Macao SAR, China
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Taiwan, China
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Latin America & Caribbean
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Argentina
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Costa Rica
Colombia
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St. Barthélemy
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin (French part)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
External Contact Email: 
research@worldbank.org
WB Project ID: 
P127539
Access Options:
Download
Temporal Coverage: 
2001 - 2012

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
No further updates planned

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Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David. 2014. Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English). Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 7091; Paper is funded by the Knowledge for Change Program (KCP). Washington, DC: World Bank Group. November 2014. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/330281468220167045/Protected-areas-and-deforestation-new-results-from-high-resolution-panel-data

This research investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa and Latin America for the period 2001-2012 by comparing deforestation rates within 10km inside and outside of the boundary of protected areas. Annual time series of these deforestation rates were constructed from recently published high-resolution data on forest clearing from Hansen et al (2013), the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA); a shapefile identifying tropical forest areas, drawn from Hansen, et al. (2003); and the database of Global Administrative Areas Version 2.0 maintained by GADM.org.

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Modified Date
2018-09-17
Release Date
December 31,1969
Periodicity
Periodicity not specified
Identifier
aa912251-44b3-4aff-8c49-cfe6d8940fea
License
License Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Coverage: 
2001 - 2012
Rating: 
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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Number of Economies: 
64
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
WB Project ID: 
P127539
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2001
End Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2012
DEC
Programatic Region: 
External Contact Email: 
research@worldbank.org
Granularity: 
Citation Text: 
Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David. 2014. Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English). Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 7091; Paper is funded by the Knowledge for Change Program (KCP). Washington, DC: World Bank Group. November 2014. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/330281468220167045/Protected-areas-and-deforestation-new-results-from-high-resolution-panel-data
Modified date: 
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Primary Dataset: 
Yes
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World Bank Group

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