Do you consider private reserves, conservation easements, land trusts, conservancies, etc. as protected areas? currently collects data for nationally designated protected areas. For a given country, those nationally designated protected area categories meeting the IUCN definition will be considered as protected areas in the PADDD research. We do not include: private protected areas, community conservancies,  protected areas designated by international agencies (eg. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, RAMSAR wetlands, etc.)