El Salvador, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


23 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

91% Polygons

9% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

8.78% coverage

1,806 km2 Land Area Protected

20,573 km2 Total Land Area

4.66% with management effectiveness evaluation

84.110066 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.71% coverage

665 km2 Marine Area Protected

94,238 km2 Total Marine Area

31.1% with management effectiveness evaluation

206.773 km2 Area Assessed

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 %
1 0.6
165 98.21
2 1.19

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
168 100.0

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations