Nagoya / Cambridge (U.K.), 19 October 2010 – Moving from the breathtaking fjords of western Norway to Australia’s only active volcanoes, touring 150,000 of the world’s protected areas from an armchair is now possible with the click of a mouse.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined forces with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to create protectedplanet.net – an interactive, social media-based website that provides in-depth information on both the leading lights and hidden gems of the conservation world.

Using the latest satellite images, users can pinpoint individual protected areas – such as national parks or marine reserves - and zoom in for information on endangered species, native plant life or types of terrain.

More on the press release:

goo.gl/hlvm

And visit the website:

protectedplanet.net

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