Mexico

1146 Total Protected Areas
131 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

14.49% Coverage

284,801km2 Land Area Protected

1,965,285km2 Total Land Area

13% 6th National Report Coverage

PAME

7.33% With management effectiveness evaluations

143,970km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

21.55% Coverage

707,956km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

3,284,660km2 Marine Area Protected

21% 6th National Report Coverage

PAME

20.9% With management effectiveness evaluations

686,517km2 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 (3)

  1. Base de Datos Geográfica de Áreas Naturales Protegidas Federales, Sitios Ramsar, UNESCO-MAB, Patrimonio Mundial de México Updated: 2018 Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)
  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

Designations

National designations

955
  • National Park 67
  • Park 2
  • Natural Monument 11
  • State Park 58
  • Protected Area 27
  • Natural Park 7
  • Protected Landscape 1
  • State Reserve 20
  • Sanctuary 18
  • Biosphere Reserve 46
  • Ecological Reserve 27
  • Flora and Fauna Protection Area 40
  • Conservation Reserve 2
  • Ecological Conservation 96
  • City Park 79
  • Special Protection Zone 2
  • Voluntary Conservation Area 336
  • Municipal Park 28
  • Area Subject to Ecological Conservation 2
  • Ecological Preservation 4
  • Ecological Conservation Area 36
  • Ecological Conservation Zone 4
  • Sustainable Use Area 10
  • Ecological Restoration Area 4
  • Natural Resources Protection Area 9
  • Protection Zone 4
  • Biotic Reserve 1
  • Ecological Park 9
  • Ecological Restoration 1
  • Patrimonial Reserve 2
  • Natural protected area and ecological reserve 1
  • Restoration Zone 1

Regional designations

0

International designations

191
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 41
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 142
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 8

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Mexico Protected Areas

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citation

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