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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

154,465

15,942 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

3% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 35
For National designations 32
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 71

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

20.15% coverage

3,161,381 km2 Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

10.49% coverage

1,338,917 km2 Marine Area Protected

17,542,705 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 %
7536 4.0
1072 0.0
622 0.0
17929 11.0
52888 34.0
13324 8.0
1484 0.0
50588 32.0
8746 5.0
276 0.0

National designations

370

Categories Count
6
1
1
64
1
15
2
5
3
11
19
8299
590
9
1
2
81
21
18
48
270
2
7
1
26
74
2
236
1
6
2
9100
60
4
67
10
4
7
17
1
5
13
465
24
3
11
10
7
2
1
19
7
33
222
9
595
9721
30
2
21
77
2
11
62
28
365
234
184
35
8
33
5
3
6
10
57
55
344
13
42
149
13
34
6
88
1
262
14
13
1
2
66
17
4
5
16
3
1
1
42
50
936
161
11
6604
461
13
11
16
325
7
353
2
7
13
2
1
1
75
2323
568
171
5
16
551
2
17
4
272
186
9
1
18
1
1919
7
21912
171
149
134
56
21
305
9
54
96
1
7
13
53
17
12
887
41
37
27
5
27
25
5
9
8
7
1
5
35
224
2
138
82
384
2
9
1484
325
1
3631
186
4
16
4
91
4
173
3
5
1064
716
1
113
2
5
82
91
9
167
24
2
9
8
4
3
41
2
1
9
1
1
10
171
1
3
5
7
4
78
3
20
1
5
9
13
19
3
8
175
28
35
610
8
1
603
1
2
3
7
46
8
19
1797
134
21
1815
102
97
1
1
390
7
28
2
1
2
2
37
9
1
38
1
11
24
1
1
12
829
81
12
5
97
1
13
1
3
155
1
1
104
286
23
25
1
23
157
929
1
10
4
31
34
10643
1
37
11
24
4
91
24
72
6
227
749
17
8525
21
1
1
12
14
17
12
7
4
28
10
441
159
4
48
732
4
16
57
7
26
48
29
326
361
9
23
6
55
1
153
4
18
1
35
1172
26
22
1
4
2
61
1268
6
693
1
176
42
277
355
19
46
4
62
4296
4
5
179
15
189
167
140
4
7
8
3
48