118 Total Protected Areas
26 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 93%
Points 7%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

23.45% Coverage

26,568km2 Land Area Protected

113,291km2 Total Land Area

27% 0th National Report Coverage


15.75% With management effectiveness evaluations

17,846km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

4.58% Coverage

10,070km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

219,971km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 0th National Report Coverage


0.23% With management effectiveness evaluations

505km2 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. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  2. Protected Areas of Honduras Updated: 2020 Departamento de Áreas Protegidas / Instituto de Conservación Forestal
  3. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme


National designations

  • National Park 24
  • Biological Reserve 16
  • Forest Reserve 2
  • Natural Monument 2
  • Wildlife Refuge 15
  • Marine National Park 4
  • Biosphere Reserve 2
  • Multiple Use Area 5
  • Ecological Reserve 2
  • Cultural Monument 5
  • Resource Reserve 1
  • Botanical Garden and Research Center 1
  • Marine Natural Monument 1
  • Habitat/Species Management Area 7
  • Anthropological and Forest Reserve 2
  • Water Production Reserve 2
  • Private Nature Reserve 13

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Honduras Protected Areas

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UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Honduras from the World Database of Protected Areas, November 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net