Argentina

463 Total Protected Areas
62 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
0 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 84%
Points 16%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

8.48% Coverage

236,109km2 Land Area Protected

2,785,328km2 Total Land Area

PAME

2.3% With management effectiveness evaluations

64,069km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

11.77% Coverage

127,449km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

1,083,151km2 Marine Area Protected

PAME

0.22% With management effectiveness evaluations

2,407km2 Areas Assessed

Disclaimer: These statistics might differ from those reported officially by countries due to difference in methodologies and datasets used to assess protected area coverage and differences in the base maps used to measure terrestrial and marine area of a country or territory.

IUCN Management Categories

Governance types

Sources (2)

  1. Áreas Protegidas Nacionales de Argentina administradas por la Administración de Parques Nacionales (APN) Updated: 2020 Administración de Parques Nacionales (APN)
  2. Areas Protegidas Provinciales, Reservas de Biosfera MaB-UNESCO, Sitios RAMSAR and Bienes de Patrimonio Mundial Natural y Cultural de Argentina Updated: 2018 Grupo de Trabajo sobre Áreas Protegidas Subsecretaría de Planificación y Política Ambiental Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable

Designations

National designations

420
  • Nature Monument 13
  • Nature Reserve 23
  • National Park 36
  • Forest Reserve 13
  • Private Reserve 20
  • National Reserve 17
  • Nature Park 2
  • Wildlife Refuge 6
  • Marine National Park 2
  • Wildlife Reserve 2
  • Protected Landscape 14
  • Strict Nature Reserve 2
  • Ecological Reserve 1
  • Conservation Area 1
  • Integral Nature Reserve 4
  • Tourist Nature Reserve 10
  • Provincial Park 45
  • Resource Reserve 1
  • Botanical Reserve 1
  • Marine National Reserve 3
  • Hunting Reserve 2
  • Wilderness Nature Reserve 7
  • Ecological and Forest Reserve 1
  • Nature Wildlife Reserve 1
  • Mixed Integral Nature Reserve 1
  • Provincial Refuge 1
  • Multiple Use Reserve 19
  • Total Reserve 1
  • Cultural and Nature Reserve 1
  • Protected Nature Area 7
  • Provincial Nature Reserve 9
  • Provincial Nature Park and Natural Forest Reserve 1
  • Provincial Faunal Reserve 1
  • Intangible Nature Reserve 3
  • Provincial Nature Park 2
  • University Park 1
  • Flora and Fauna Reserve with Managed Resources 1
  • Multiple Use Nature Reserve 13
  • Nature Fauna Reserve 1
  • Tourist and Forest Provincial Reserve 1
  • Flora and Fauna Reserve 2
  • Provincial Reserve 20
  • Nature Water Reserve 1
  • Nature and Cultural Reserve 2
  • Municipal Nature Park 7
  • Scientific Nature Reserve 1
  • Private Wildlife Refuge 12
  • Private Refuge 2
  • Tourist and Scientific Research Nature Reserve 1
  • Educational Nature Reserve 1
  • Experimental Area 1
  • Wildlife Area 1
  • Protected Nature Area - Protected Landscape 1
  • Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve 1
  • Hydrological Reserve 1
  • Private Nature Reserve 1
  • Protected Nature and Cultural and Landscape Reserve 1
  • Provincial Nature Monument 1
  • Ichthyic Reserve 1
  • Limited Use Area Under Special Protection 4
  • Cultural Nature Reserve 1
  • Provincial Reserve and Park 1
  • Provincial Park and Forest Reserve 1
  • Interjurisdictional Coastal Marine Park 1
  • Interjurisdictional Marine Park 2
  • Managed Nature Reserve 2
  • Municipal Reserve 4
  • Fisheries Reserve 4
  • Municipal Nature Reserve 4
  • Multiple Use Provincial Reserve 6
  • Nature Forest Reserve 1
  • Nature Reserve of Define Objects 1
  • Provincial Water Reserve 1
  • Reserva Pública 1
  • Nature Historical and Cultural Heritage Site 1
  • Reserve with purposes of public utility 1
  • Urban Nature Reserve 1
  • Protected Landscape Reserve 1
  • Urban Multiple Use Nature Reserve 1
  • Archaeological Park 1
  • Nature Reserve of Defense 8
  • Natural Water Reserve 2
  • Private Multiple Use Reserve 3
  • Reserva Hídrica Natural 1
  • University Resource Reserve 1
  • Multiple Use Municipal Ecological Reserve 1
  • Marine Strict Nature Reserve 2
  • Scientific Use Area Under Special Protection 1
  • Natural Tourist Reserve 5
  • Ictica Natural Reserve 1
  • Private Nature Refuge 1
  • Rural School Park 1
  • Provincial Flora and Fauna Reserve 1
  • Public Tourist Park 1
  • Conservation Unit 1
  • Ictica Reserve 1
  • Natural reserve 1

Regional designations

0

International designations

43
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 15
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 5
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 23

Growth in protected area coverage

The graph excludes status years with no information reported (STAT_YR = 0).

Argentina Protected Areas

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citation

UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Argentina from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net