Many areas of land and sea in the UK are managed in order to protect nature and conserve landscapes and seascapes. However, there is no comprehensive, up-to-date, central record of all those sites whose management meets international protected area standards. Much is known about many of them individually, but it is not easy to establish how much land and sea is managed primarily for nature and landscape, nor the priorities for management. Putting Nature on the Map aims to fill these gaps in knowledge. The Putting Nature on the Map Handbook is a starting point of a project which takes the global guidance developed by WCPA and explains what it means in the national context.