Panama, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


0 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

67% Polygons

33% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

20.89% coverage

15,773 km2 Land Area Protected

75,498 km2 Total Land Area

32% 6th National Report Coverage

19.69% with management effectiveness evaluation

14,868.06258 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

1.68% coverage

5,593 km2 Marine Area Protected

332,643 km2 Total Marine Area

14% 6th National Report Coverage

1.42% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,734.788461 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
12 12.63
2 2.11
7 7.37
1 1.05
1 1.05
67 70.53
5 5.26

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
1 1.05
62 65.26
32 33.68

Regional designations


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