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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

154,422

15,942 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

3% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 35
For National designations 36
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 75

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

20.07% coverage

3,160,429 km2 Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

10.49% coverage

1,338,914 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
623 0.0
17930 11.0
52906 34.0
13326 8.0
1484 0.0
50523 32.0
8746 5.0
276 0.0

National designations

370

Categories Count
6
5
64
1919
33
2
461
26
326
171
1
2
590
1
19
7
1
13
81
1
21
9
97
270
7
24
11
11
9100
25
8525
28
2
1
8
4
10
7
17
457
2
236
1
184
9
8
4
2
8
361
67
4
13
176
749
9721
23
16
21
77
2
11
16
134
41
12
3
8299
56
60
2
5
10
9
11
153
2
272
23
7
7
48
1
13
2
3
262
13
186
48
10
5
8
15
14
1064
50
9
62
355
18
1
66
1
2
189
2
6
2
13
5
5
35
2323
55
3
11
17
3631
46
1
929
61
19
91
234
18
21
16
21876
2
171
13
344
46
1
21
6
54
222
1
2
595
551
1
57
27
17
390
41
365
3
1797
12
5
6
2
10
4
24
4
1
603
325
1
7
2
82
384
91
7
9
4
4
325
1
186
6
35
3
5
62
113
568
37
173
4
5
134
91
35
4
7
53
4
4
27
1268
31
171
175
6
13
6604
104
2
5
140
9
1
24
19
3
887
12
1
5
37
1
149
161
1
3
82
24
17
9
30
3
936
10
8
1
4
17
19
16
18
286
1
4
1815
102
48
5
7
159
2
3
34
3
5
12
11
9
716
38
48
42
1172
42
305
16
1
9
829
9
1484
1
1
13
1
8
1
12
8
35
1
96
227
34
14
25
9
1
28
74
1
78
155
1
149
1
11
2
1
75
1
3
224
4
7
138
4
7
2
21
23
1
1
17
353
28
1
4
28
167
1
2
4
97
5
1
1
1
7
57
7
88
1
441
4
157
11
1
7
37
4
693
55
22
7
277
9
29
10643
26
1
2
6
19
20
1
4296
5
33
732
179
15
1
42
81
167
610
24
26
3
72
13
1