Latin America and Caribbean Countries ordered by size of Protected Areas

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The following protected area statistics are from the World Database on Protected Areas (January 31, 2008):

Country

 Total Protected
Area (km2)

 By Region

 

 South America

 

Brazil
Venezuela
Colombia
Bolivia
Argentina
Peru
Chile
Ecuador
Paraguay
Suriname
French Guiana
Guyana
Uruguay

2,524,089
650,743
298,441
232,988
180,286
177,253
142,345
72,124
24,268
20,718
5,229
4,860
642

 North America

 Mexico

 

156,038

 Central America

 

Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Costa Rica
Belize
El Salvador

35,641
23,531
22,007
21,205
15,846
10,227
281

 Caribbean

 

Cuba
Dominican Republic
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Bahamas
Martinique
Puerto Rico
Guadeloupe
Turks and Caicos Islands
Dominica
Cayman Islands
Saint Lucia
Haiti
United States Virgin Islands
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Netherlands Antilles
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Montserrat
Anguilla
Bermuda
Grenada
Barbados
Aruba

20,829
13,850
2,297
1,796
1,579
701
603
299
270
200
153
100
73
72
63
63
45
27
13
11
10
8

7
0.5
0.1

 Combined

 

Brazil
Venezuela
Colombia
Bolivia
Argentina
Peru
Mexico
Chile
Ecuador
Guatemala
Paraguay
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Cuba
Suriname
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Belize
French Guiana
Guyana
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Bahamas
Martinique
Uruguay
Puerto Rico
Guadeloupe
El Salvador
Turks and Caicos Islands
Dominica
Cayman Islands
Saint Lucia
Haiti
United States Virgin Islands
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Netherlands Antilles
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Montserrat
Anguilla
Bermuda
Grenada
Barbados
Aruba

 

2,524,089
650,743
298,441
232,988
180,286
177,253
156,038
142,345
72,124
35,641
24,268
23,531
22,007
21,205
20,829
20,718
15,846
13,850
10,227
5,229
4,860
2,297
1,796
1,579
701
642
603
299
281
270
200
153
100
73
72
63
63
45
27
13
11
10
8
7
0.5
0.1

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Return to the Latin America and the Caribbean Collection

 

Further Reading

  1. World Database on Protected Areas
  2. IUCN Protected Area Management Categories
  3. World Database on Protected Areas
Glossary

Citation

(2009). Latin America and Caribbean Countries ordered by size of Protected Areas. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbee527896bb431f696fc9

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