Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas

458

62 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

84% Polygons

16% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 1
For National designations 1
TOTAL 2

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

8.47% coverage

235,911 km2 Land Area Protected

2,785,328 km2 Total Land Area

0% 0th National Report Coverage

27.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

64,069.04 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

11.77% coverage

127,462 km2 Marine Area Protected

1,083,151 km2 Total Marine Area

0% 0th National Report Coverage

1.9% with management effectiveness evaluation

2,419.28 km2 Area Assessed

Warning: 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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
16 3.49
3 0.66
84 18.34
14 3.06
23 5.02
18 3.93
180 39.3
100 21.83
20 4.37

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
78 17.03
259 56.55
121 26.42

National designations

98

Categories Count
13
23
36
13
1
17
2
5
1
2
14
2
21
1
4
45
10
1
1
2
2
3
1
1
1
1
19
1
1
7
9
1
1
3
2
1
1
13
1
1
2
20
1
2
7
1
12
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
2
2
4
4
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
8
2
3
1
1
1
2
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Regional designations

0

Categories Count