Wikipedia:WikiProject Protected areas

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This WikiProject aims primarily to provide information on all protected areas (abbreviated on this page as PAs) in the world.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines a protected area as:

National parks are probably the best-known PAs, but there are many other categories. Protected areas are those which a higher level governmental entity manages, maintains and or oversees directly. For instance in the United States, this would include primarily federal and to a lesser degree, state managed areas, but rarely those managed by a county or city.

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