Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


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

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

16.78% coverage

192,184 km2 Land Area Protected

1,145,033 km2 Total Land Area

11% 0th National Report Coverage

12.91% with management effectiveness evaluation

147,843.5741 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

17.17% coverage

125,437 km2 Marine Area Protected

730,742 km2 Total Marine Area

2% 0th National Report Coverage

4.39% with management effectiveness evaluation

32,065.61446 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
11 0.9
1056 86.49
8 0.66
2 0.16
13 1.06
2 0.16
26 2.13
103 8.44

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
125 10.24
14 1.15
801 65.6
281 23.01

Regional designations