98 Total Protected Areas
12 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

14.31% Coverage

57,473km2 Land Area Protected

401,498km2 Total Land Area

15% 6th National Report Coverage


2.44% With management effectiveness evaluations

9,793km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

0km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

0km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 6th National Report Coverage


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 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 (1)

  1. Protected Areas of Paraguay Updated: 2018 Secretaria del Ambiente, Paraguay


National designations

  • National Park 15
  • Natural Monument 12
  • Wildlife Refuge 1
  • Natural Reserve 9
  • Scientific Reserve 1
  • Biosphere Reserve 2
  • Ecological Reserve 2
  • Other Categories 6
  • Managed Resource Reserve 5
  • Scientific Monument 1
  • Natural Private Reserve 36
  • Protected landscape 3

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Paraguay Protected Areas

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