Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas

3,201

351 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

80% Polygons

20% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 4
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

30.28% coverage

2,582,479 km2 Land Area Protected

8,529,399 km2 Total Land Area

16% 5th National Report Coverage

11.2% with management effectiveness evaluation

955,287.1494 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

26.82% coverage

985,042 km2 Marine Area Protected

3,672,584 km2 Total Marine Area

2% 5th National Report Coverage

0.54% with management effectiveness evaluation

19,837.36478 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
162 5.06
1 0.03
480 15.0
138 4.31
1048 32.74
373 11.65
244 7.62
742 23.18
13 0.41

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
1008 31.49
51 1.59
1423 44.45
719 22.46

Regional designations

0

Categories Count