Nigeria, Africa

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Number of Protected areas


13 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

97% Polygons

3% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 11

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

13.93% coverage

127,359 km2 Land Area Protected

914,306 km2 Total Land Area

6% 5th National Report Coverage

1.6% with management effectiveness evaluation

14,587.9616 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.02% coverage

31 km2 Marine Area Protected

182,868 km2 Total Marine Area

0.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

0.0 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
972 97.2
1 0.1
5 0.5
14 1.4
8 0.8

Governance types

National designations

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations