South Africa, Africa

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Number of Protected areas

1,520

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 1
TOTAL 3

Protected areas coverage

Area terrestrial (Ref 1 ↓ )

14.13%

coverage

172,965.0 km2

Land Area Protected

1,224,384.6 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.08%

coverage

186,323.0 km2

Marine Area Protected

1,542,559.9 km2

Total Marine Area
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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1516 99.74
4 0.26

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
? 549 36.12
? 2 0.13
? 1 0.07
? 9 0.59
? 1 0.07
? 958 63.03

Regional designations

0

Categories Count

International designations