Dominican Republic, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


35 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

97% Polygons

3% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

26.24% coverage

12,727 km2 Land Area Protected

48,510 km2 Total Land Area

26% 6th National Report Coverage

14.75% with management effectiveness evaluation

7,154.422034 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

17.96% coverage

48,625 km2 Marine Area Protected

270,774 km2 Total Marine Area

10% 6th National Report Coverage

0.54% with management effectiveness evaluation

1,471.48947 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
10 6.8
2 1.36
35 23.81
30 20.41
30 20.41
16 10.88
19 12.93
4 2.72
1 0.68

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
88 59.86
59 40.14

Regional designations

International designations