Malawi, Africa

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Number of Protected areas


16 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

43% Polygons

57% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 4
For National designations 3

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

22.88% coverage

27,190 km2 Land Area Protected

118,860 km2 Total Land Area

53.39% with management effectiveness evaluation

14,516.39618 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.0% coverage

0 km2 Marine Area Protected

0 km2 Total Marine Area

0.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

0.0 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
5 3.76
4 3.01
121 90.98
3 2.26

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
1 0.75
132 99.25

National designations

Regional designations


Categories Count