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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

154,466

15,958 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

20.12% coverage

3,160,973 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
277 0.0

National designations

359

Categories Count
13
9721
21912
448
2
9
2
4296
179
18
13
35
9
7
10
57
7
149
610
33
15
1
13
66
17
3
4
683
96
21
77
829
25
21
7
50
6
3
102
1
17
4
1815
15
9
2
262
19
2
28
14
23
53
20
46
35
9100
74
158
153
344
134
365
28
9
936
14
361
19
1
26
5
11
37
175
12
167
441
55
568
23
42
10
4
693
16
54
21
82
7
171
186
384
171
22
10
1
173
81
64
2
590
2323
18
270
19
41
19
91
7
325
5
47
42
13
149
9
16
176
62
132
33
4
35
167
286
8
34
10
887
7
10
394
5
17
1797
6620
18
1064
595
5
4
749
2
3
4
3
9
26
8
28
3
326
551
1268
88
46
10643
13
4
1
272
113
1919
19
1
8
2
12
17
186
353
61
91
189
29
224
81
57
7
9
1
6
7
140
28
1
24
159
155
1
1
325
8525
24
1
2
1172
234
7
1
55
12
67
9
17
8
11
7
3
42
1
27
5
2
14
12
3
1
24
3
30
236
23
25
28
6
1
26
3
1
13
35
7
161
104
62
227
16
17
5
48
603
2
1
2
1
11
4
11
929
75
5
48
11
72
184
4
3
4
2
6
4
1
1
37
1
8299
184
2
24
11
4
355
2
6
9
1
4
34
5
48
134
97
1
4
305
7
6
2
5
3631
11
37
3
3
8
1
1
5
1
1
60
13
1448
21
4
56
1
9
31
9
12
1
48
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
21
5
2
1
13
4
18
4
1
1
6
5
7
1484
2
4
2
1
2
1
1
2
2
24
5
2
10
97
5
138
16
277
78
82
8
9
1