United States of America, North America

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Number of Protected areas

36,283

1 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 7
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

12.88% coverage

1,222,240 km2 Land Area Protected

9,490,391 km2 Total Land Area

0% 0th National Report Coverage

1.63% with management effectiveness evaluation

154,799.8198 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

19.16% coverage

1,646,302 km2 Marine Area Protected

8,591,493 km2 Total Marine Area

0% 0th National Report Coverage

17.9% with management effectiveness evaluation

1,537,642.006 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 %
776 2.14
1566 4.32
80 0.22
924 2.55
1068 2.94
26964 74.32
1907 5.26
2942 8.11
56 0.15

Governance types

Related countries & territories

National designations

479

Categories Count
4
24
53
48
1
32
79
834
6
27
558
118
8
297
42
8
18
189
26
184
1
128
1317
570
2025
1939
7
2
32
1
7
19
3
220
973
1549
69
5
107
1
265
519
520
63
578
144
16
2
2
14
1238
31
460
886
19
14
3
18
1
2
25
46
82
2
880
1117
2
4
5
16
21
9
97
4138
1778
6
18
22
29
23
13
31
230
111
4
1
3
130
20
14
22
55
387
66
2
146
4
847
2
140
169
403
17
10
19
52
2
724
7
133
3
295
3
1
313
81
1
10
4
5
9
32
85
2
1
2
71
19
22
9
27
18
8
10
3
2
51
3
1
1
1
11
1
1
2
19
53
60
20
22
3
47
1
11
30
1
11
19
4
2
68
17
1
3
46
2
68
1
4
1
1
34
46
316
284
6
1
7
8
2
50
1
6
3
16
3
1
3
4
1
1
14
1
6
1
2
9
57
1
3
1
63
1
2
7
4
85
13
1
1
16
14
3
2
1
9
3
1
18
49
19
5
1
50
32
5
82
1
15
1
47
10
22
33
2
32
9
1
18
83
8
113
8
20
1
67
10
2
1
12
4
4
48
4
5
1
13
2
2310
5
10
2
1
3
248
172
28
15
21
30
10
5
1
28
2
3
12
77
16
4
1
2
4
1
1
3
3
1
4
1
8
1
29
2
3
2
11
1
1
2
3
4
2
3
21
4
1
2
4
4
4
3
6
2
1
3
2
1
138
1
12
290
4
6
45
12
6
13
2
3
1
1
6
1
1
3
4
1
15
1
1
8
1
1
13
12
4
1
1
27
1
11
35
27
1
4
7
2
2
2
2
7
2
8
6
3
1
2
1
1
1
3
5
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
4
5
1
4
2
1
4
4
1
1
13
1
3
7
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
12
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
33
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
7
1
1
5
1
17
2
4
1
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
2
1
1
3
1
11
1
1
1
4
1
1
1

Regional designations