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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

161,696

15,927 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

3% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 34
For National designations 32
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 70

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

11.41% coverage

3,174,263 km2 Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

7.87% coverage

1,380,828 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 %
7837 4.0
1126 0.0
641 0.0
17778 10.0
54575 33.0
13570 8.0
1521 0.0
34573 21.0
29797 18.0
278 0.0

National designations

377

Categories Count
13
10652
22251
464
2
8
2
4332
182
15
11
15
35
9
8
10
62
7
152
614
33
15
1
13
61
3
3
4
223
95
641
21
77
831
25
21
7
50
6
4
102
1
17
4
1815
15
3
9
2
304
19
2
28
14
26
54
20
46
35
9189
70
172
153
381
134
365
29
9
969
7
358
19
1
26
5
11
37
175
11
170
444
55
570
25
42
10
4
693
16
54
21
83
12
171
186
384
171
24
10
1
173
82
64
2
2
595
2311
19
270
19
41
19
91
7
327
5
39
42
13
154
9
16
172
62
131
33
4
35
166
286
8
34
907
8
10
394
5
17
1811
6622
18
1052
605
5
4
749
2
8
4
3
9
26
8
28
3
5
6
326
551
1268
77
46
11387
13
4
1
272
113
1919
19
1
18
8
12
17
193
442
61
91
195
29
235
80
57
7
9
1
6
7
171
28
1
4
24
169
155
1
1
8
319
10829
25
1
2
1185
260
7
1
55
12
67
9
17
8
11
7
3
42
1
27
5
2
14
11
3
1
12
24
3
32
237
23
25
27
6
1
26
3
1
13
40
9
161
104
62
228
16
17
2
6
48
603
2
1
2
1
11
4
11
929
75
1
5
48
11
72
184
5
3
4
2
6
4
1
1
8333
13
2
23
4
355
2
6
9
1
4
34
5
48
134
194
1
3
4
7
6
3
5
3631
11
37
173
3
3
11
1
1
1
1
60
13
1448
22
99
1
9
31
9
12
2
1
49
1
1
1
1
1
8
1
1
21
5
2
1
4
1
2
9
8
1
13
2
5
35
171
692
2899
1
14
2
2
6
1
1
1
138
16
274
78
82
8
9
8
5
8
1
14
3
5
1
1
4
1
2
35
1
1