Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas

1,006

60 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

99% Polygons

1% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 5

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

14.81% coverage

169,545 km2 Land Area Protected

1,145,033 km2 Total Land Area

78.44% with management effectiveness evaluation

132,998.5605 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

17.06% coverage

124,671 km2 Marine Area Protected

730,742 km2 Total Marine Area

25.72% with management effectiveness evaluation

32,065.61446 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 %
2 0.2
80 7.95
2 0.2
12 1.19
19 1.89
476 47.32
408 40.56
7 0.7

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
116 11.53
415 41.25
194 19.28
281 27.93

Regional designations