Mauritania, Africa

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Number of Protected areas


8 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

44% Polygons

56% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 3

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

0.62% coverage

6,508 km2 Land Area Protected

1,046,303 km2 Total Land Area

98.53% with management effectiveness evaluation

6,412.382649 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

4.15% coverage

6,488 km2 Marine Area Protected

156,198 km2 Total Marine Area

100.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

6,487.581 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
2 22.22
5 55.56
2 22.22

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
8 88.89
1 11.11

National designations


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