Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


131 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

14.49% coverage

284,801 km2 Land Area Protected

1,965,285 km2 Total Land Area

13% 6th National Report Coverage

2.57% with management effectiveness evaluation

50,443.76209 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

21.55% coverage

707,956 km2 Marine Area Protected

3,284,660 km2 Total Marine Area

21% 6th National Report Coverage

0.82% with management effectiveness evaluation

27,060.03014 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
579 50.52
408 35.6
49 4.28
25 2.18
7 0.61
1 0.09
4 0.35
73 6.37

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
238 20.77
142 12.39
336 29.32
430 37.52

Regional designations


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