Uruguay, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas


16 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

76% Polygons

24% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

3.45% coverage

6,150 km2 Land Area Protected

178,460 km2 Total Land Area

9% 6th National Report Coverage

28.17% with management effectiveness evaluation

1,732.364584 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.72% coverage

932 km2 Marine Area Protected

130,098 km2 Total Marine Area

71.5% with management effectiveness evaluation

666.0387 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
4 13.79
1 3.45
4 13.79
5 17.24
3 10.34
9 31.03
3 10.34

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
29 100.0

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations