Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


32 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

88% Polygons

12% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

37.23% coverage

48,104 km2 Land Area Protected

129,222 km2 Total Land Area

4.85% with management effectiveness evaluation

6,264.978855 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

2.97% coverage

6,660 km2 Marine Area Protected

223,935 km2 Total Marine Area

0.01% with management effectiveness evaluation

15.247216 km2 Area Assessed

Warning: 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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1 1.05
2 2.11
2 2.11
46 48.42
1 1.05
40 42.11
3 3.16

Governance types

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations