Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Countries

52

Number of Protected areas

9,707

1,197 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

2% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 22
For National designations 61
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 84

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

23.25% coverage

4,949,786 km2 Land Area Protected

20,541,462 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

13.11% coverage

5,208,295 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 %
302 3.0
23 0.0
1163 11.0
360 3.0
1953 20.0
840 8.0
2425 24.0
2466 25.0
10 0.0
165 1.0

National designations

374

Categories Count
43
13
201
538
1
2
1
101
479
55
223
10
43
1
5
2
2
58
9
4
181
3
222
58
2
88
9
10
30
7
50
2
1
6
20
2
36
1
12
22
9
58
15
13
1
96
75
30
1
5
6
69
13
4
32
9
10
108
2
45
2
6
3
2
1
1
1
1
2
375
1
2
2
59
4
10
54
708
3
1
1
1
31
6
21
92
2
185
15
1
13
1
9
10
9
7
14
5
2
1
5
8
145
1
1
1
19
1
1
7
9
1
1
3
13
1
40
2
989
1
7
2
1
1
39
1
1
8
6
13
16
5
1
1
2
20
1
1
1
1
1
2
10
1
2
3
1
7
1
1
1
1
95
43
12
2
1
1
2
1
1
7
1
1
19
33
36
1
1
12
2
2
1
2
3
12
23
35
2
1
1
55
1
1
2
1
59
1
2
6
1
11
30
69
1
3
1
1
1
14
96
79
2
336
31
2
4
36
4
10
4
9
4
1
10
1
2
1
2
14
1
1
10
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
12
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
8
13
1
11
1
1
1
1
4
2
3
15
1
1
13
1
1
1
3
4
1
2
1
3
10
3
1
1
2
2
21
134
58
96
100
16
801
1
2
6
9
1
2
5
4
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
3
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
8
3
2
3
1
1
2
1
3
1
4
2
1
2
3
1
1
1
7
1
7
6
3
1
39
1
4
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Regional designations