United States Virgin Islands

40 Total Protected Areas
0 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 98%
Points 3%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

13.31% Coverage

50km2 Land Area Protected

376km2 Total Land Area

PAME

0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.49% Coverage

177km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

36,030km2 Marine Area Protected

PAME

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 (3)

  1. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PADUS 2.0) Updated: 2020 U.S. Geological Survey | Science Analytics and Synthesis | Gap Analysis Project (GAP) | Protected Areas Database of the United States 2.0
  2. Cartagena Convention Updated: 2017 UNEP-CEP
  3. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB

Designations

National designations

38
  • National Park 1
  • Marine Protected Area 4
  • Conservation Area 1
  • National Wildlife Refuge 3
  • State Conservation Area 22
  • National Historical Park 1
  • Private Conservation 2
  • Private Recreation or Education 2
  • Recreation Management Area 1
  • National Scenic or Historic Trail 1

Regional designations

1
  • Specially Protected Area (Cartagena Convention) 1

International designations

1
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

United States Virgin Islands Protected Areas

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citation

UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for United States Virgin Islands from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net