Cabo Verde

7 Total Protected Areas
3 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

2.9% Coverage

120km2 Land Area Protected

4,149km2 Total Land Area


2.47% With management effectiveness evaluations

102km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

5km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

801,065km2 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 (2)

  1. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  2. Natural parks of Cape Verde Updated: 2008 UNDP/GEF Protected Areas Project - Cape Verde


National designations

  • Natural Park 3

Regional designations


International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Cabo Verde Protected Areas

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