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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

152,888

15,960 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

88% Polygons

12% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 34
For National designations 37
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 75

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.37% coverage

3,154,544 km2 Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

10.3% coverage

1,278,047 km2 Marine Area Protected

17,542,692 km2 Total Marine Area

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.

Learn how we calculate protected area coverage statistics

IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
7157 4.0
898 0.0
596 0.0
17930 11.0
43374 28.0
13969 9.0
1473 0.0
35774 23.0
31031 20.0
686 0.0

National designations

341

Categories Count
21
34
12
169
11
57
7
13
1
20
3
1
1
10643
16
16
5
4
21
17
15
203
48
27
566
1
6
16
780
2
1
4
1
6
113
28
272
5
160
1
1816
82
8
2
597
4
3
2323
5
4
9
9
7
2
12
2
24
11
870
365
54
7
175
9
74
6
4
155
9716
28
1
4
24
193
1
17
1
91
1
132
929
7
7
9
1784
1
9
66
171
1
97
10
4
223
191
35
5
2
88
7
1919
603
11
6
1
11
41
1
270
153
184
7
46
6613
26
350
10
2
1
38
8591
305
42
62
16
6
138
2
55
2
19
42
48
4
84
1
164
3
15
5
10
35
1268
153
30
25
833
7956
9
28
5
64
749
1
6
30
180
26
9
13
96
9
8
52
48
439
384
45
5
1
25
355
4
41
2
3
61
13
2
361
608
184
1815
12
9109
9
15
1
19
4
9
167
1
3
551
26
37
34
18
3
153
222
8
1
17
236
37
3
1
19
171
3
91
277
5
75
21
2
222
33
23
12
18
1
18
24
33
1
8
13
1
19
1
285
3
104
102
66
22
2
2
7
16
150
5
21
56
1088
693
169
7
9
1
17
7
964
11
3
29
23
5
5
331
8
7
8
420
1
14
17
4109
140
17
326
4
1
13
134
60
261
3
91
460
1
82
27
4
1
1
390
77
4
1
72
1
24
134
192
1
20773
11
1172
18
3631
832
52
42
9
234
5
78
14
1
62
28
35
7
67
24
328
1
6
13
21
4
4
35
5
13
4
6
10
590
54
46
2
1
11
1
3
34