Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Countries

52

Number of Protected areas

8,592

1,208 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

3% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 24
For National designations 61
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 86

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

23.22% coverage

4,855,095 km2 Land Area Protected

20,541,462 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

13.1% coverage

5,201,123 km2 Marine Area Protected

22,902,092 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 %
258 3.0
21 0.0
885 10.0
247 2.0
1157 13.0
632 7.0
1776 20.0
3436 39.0
11 0.0
169 1.0

National designations

391

Categories Count
42
13
199
541
1
2
1
99
351
55
214
10
43
1
74
2
2
58
9
4
162
3
201
58
2
88
9
10
30
7
28
1
1
6
20
2
1
12
22
9
57
1
15
11
1
93
31
1
4
6
69
13
4
45
32
6
10
96
1
3
6
3
2
31
1
1
2
1
2
258
1
2
42
4
10
54
708
3
1
1
1
38
6
1
92
2
185
15
1
13
1
18
9
11
9
7
14
5
2
1
3
1
1
1
20
1
1
7
9
1
1
3
13
40
2
426
1
7
2
1
1
37
1
1
8
6
13
16
5
1
1
2
20
1
1
1
1
2
2
10
1
2
3
1
7
1
1
1
1
24
88
43
12
2
1
1
2
1
1
7
1
1
19
33
36
1
1
2
4
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
3
12
35
145
1
1
55
1
1
2
1
57
1
2
6
1
11
30
69
1
3
1
1
1
14
93
79
2
336
31
5
4
36
4
10
4
9
4
1
9
1
2
1
1
2
2
9
1
1
10
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
23
1
1
2
12
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
8
13
1
11
1
1
1
2
1
4
1
3
15
1
1
13
1
1
1
1
3
4
1
1
5
3
10
3
1
1
7
2
1
2
6
21
134
52
96
89
13
610
1
2
6
1
1
1
1
1
9
1
2
5
4
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
25
27
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
8
3
2
3
1
1
2
1
3
1
3
1
1
1
2
3
1
1
1
7
1
7
6
3
1
39
1
1
4
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Regional designations