Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Countries

52

Number of Protected areas

7,831

1,236

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

93%

Polygons

7%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 22
For National designations 67
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 90

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

22.92%

coverage

4,837,152 km2

Land Area Protected

20,541,461 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.8%

coverage

5,079,409 km2

Marine Area Protected

22,902,090 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 %
256 3.0
19 0.0
876 11.0
219 2.0
1087 13.0
592 7.0
1622 20.0
2996 38.0
1 0.0
163 2.0

National designations

363

Categories Count
25
14
38
36
1
23
1
18
9
1
1
1
4
2
1
708
2
1
10
9
2
35
22
144
1
5
3
1
1
6
1
1
1
1
4
5
1
1
1
1
1
16
9
1
1
1
49
2
330
126
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
14
60
37
1
92
1
2
1
2
1
8
111
219
1
127
332
2
2
1
5
1
3
19
1
2
25
12
2
1
372
12
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
43
7
12
1
1
57
1
1
1
38
1
46
1
94
2
1
8
1
6
1
3
2
3
10
1
1
4
2
1
13
1
7
4
1
4
4
13
1
4
1
1
6
1
3
1
1
4
9
1
1
1
6
1
6
1
1
2
1
5
1
2
1
2
2
9
6
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
15
2
2
2
6
2
39
1
6
10
3
1
12
1
13
84
3
1
8
2
1
56
1
12
1
2
1
9
2
1
1
8
1
10
1
1
4
90
39
1
103
2
105
1
33
1
1
15
1
1
27
1
1
5
80
3
1
97
4
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
6
4
11
2
1
1
2
10
1
58
5
6
1
11
7
2
24
1
1
1
41
34
3
2
6
21
3
4
12
1
2
1
1
1
9
15
1
72
1
87
4
4
7
1
1
8
1
2
1
491
7
3
201
1
1
2
1
1
43
1
1
1
1
47
29
1
1
24
1
139
3
31
2
30
1
2
1
5
2
6
2
10
1
11
1
1
1
1
17
78
2
51
2
1
3
9
4
17
16
86
1
1
1
1
4
39
26
20
2
1
90
265
9
9
2
1
1
292
1
7
4
1
2

Regional designations