226 Total Protected Areas
0 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

16.23% Coverage

18,118km2 Land Area Protected

111,643km2 Total Land Area


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

3.85% Coverage

14,089km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

365,756km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 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 (4)

  1. Official protected areas of Cuba Updated: 2019 National System of Protected Areas (SNAP), Cuba
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  4. Cartagena Convention Updated: 2017 UNEP-CEP


National designations

  • National Park 14
  • Wildlife Refuge 44
  • Protected Landscape 24
  • Natural Reserve 4
  • Ecological Reserve 31
  • Protected Area of Managed Resources 18
  • Managed Flora Reserve 43
  • Natural Outstanding Element 33

Regional designations

  • Specially Protected Area (Cartagena Convention) 1

International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 6
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Cuba Protected Areas

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