Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

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Number of Protected areas

2,299

353

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

99%

Polygons

1%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 4
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

29.42%

coverage

2,509,321 km2

Land Area Protected

8,529,399 km2

Total Land Area

38.04%

with management effectiveness evaluation

954,460.7305 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

26.62%

coverage

977,793 km2

Marine Area Protected

3,672,584 km2

Total Marine Area

1.88%

with management effectiveness evaluation

18,353.71356 km2

Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
129 5.61
1 0.04
229 9.96
24 1.04
269 11.7
175 7.61
195 8.48
1264 54.98
13 0.57

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
559 24.31
51 2.22
970 42.19
719 31.27

Regional designations

0

Categories Count