211 Total Protected Areas
65 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 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

20.42% Coverage

155,155km2 Land Area Protected

759,821km2 Total Land Area

20% 5th National Report Coverage


5.74% With management effectiveness evaluations

43,638km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

41.19% Coverage

1,506,502km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

3,657,313km2 Marine Area Protected

4% 5th National Report Coverage


0.04% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,283km2 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 (3)

  1. Protected Areas System of Chile Updated: 2019 Ministerio del Medio Ambiente, Division de Recursos Naturales, Renovables y Biodiversidad
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  3. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2012 UNESCO-MAB and UNEP-WCMC


National designations

  • Marine Reserve 5
  • National Park 41
  • Marine Park 10
  • Forest Reserve 20
  • National Reserve 26
  • Natural Monument 17
  • Nature Sanctuary 55
  • Marine and Coastal Protected Area 13

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 10
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 14

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Chile Protected Areas

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