This study provides an assessment of the extent to which habitats in the tropics are protected and guidance on prioritising conservation action from global and national perspectives. At the global level, investments should be strategically targeted towards biologically richer countries and habitats inadequately represented within protected areas. In the case of habitats that are well represented within protected areas, investments should be targeted towards effectively managing such sites. At national levels, countries should aim to ensure that all habitats are well represented within their protected areas system.
WCMC Biodiversity Bulletin No. 1. 20pp.