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Number of Countries


Number of Protected areas


0 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

58% Polygons

2% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 4
For National designations 4

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

41.28% coverage

894,317 km2 Land Area Protected

2,166,285 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

45.44% coverage

3,109,989 km2 Marine Area Protected

6,844,121 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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
2 5.0
7 19.0
1 2.0
3 8.0
3 8.0
1 2.0
1 2.0
14 38.0
4 11.0

Regional designations


Categories Count