It is important to stress that the boundaries and names shown in the maps do not imply that these are officially endorsed by the European Commission.

One will regularly encounter duplicates in the names of protected areas (e.g. two records for Virunga National Park). These duplicates can be errors within the WDPA coming from the reporting countries or may simply correspond to different legal designation types concerning the same area (e.g. Virunga National Park is also a World Heritage site).