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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

154,422

15,946 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

19.59% coverage

3,159,244 km2 Land Area Protected

27,811,407 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

10.28% coverage

1,338,912 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 %
7535 4.0
1073 0.0
622 0.0
17932 11.0
52905 34.0
13327 8.0
1483 0.0
50523 32.0
8746 5.0
276 0.0

National designations

369

Categories Count
13
9721
21876
455
2
9
2
4298
179
17
13
35
9
7
10
57
7
149
611
33
15
1
13
66
3
4
222
96
462
21
77
1
829
25
21
7
50
6
3
102
1
17
4
1815
15
9
2
262
19
2
28
14
23
1
20
46
35
693
9100
74
157
153
344
134
365
27
53
9
936
7
361
19
1
26
5
11
37
175
12
167
441
54
568
23
42
11
4
16
54
21
82
7
171
186
384
171
22
10
1
173
81
64
2
590
2323
18
270
19
7
5
41
19
91
7
325
5
38
42
13
149
9
16
176
62
91
33
4
35
167
286
8
34
887
7
10
390
5
17
1797
6604
18
1064
595
5
4
749
2
3
4
3
9
26
8
28
3
41
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
8
325
8525
24
1
2
1172
234
7
55
12
67
9
17
8
11
7
3
42
1
27
2
14
12
3
1
10
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
1
5
48
11
72
184
4
3
4
2
6
4
1
1
37
1
8299
13
2
24
11
4
355
2
6
9
1
4
34
5
48
134
97
1
1
4
305
7
6
2
5
3631
11
37
171
3
3
8
1
5
1
1
60
13
716
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
5
2
1
2
1
1
2
2
16
24
5
2
732
10
97
1
4
1
5
138
16
277
78
82
8
9