Insular Caribbean (primarily Jamaica), the Northern and Central
Andes (i.e., Ecuador, Peru), Amazonia, (i.e., Brazil), and
The region also harbors globally important
coral reefs and marine ecosystems in the Caribbean and the
USAID assisted countries important for biodiversity
conservation in LAC include all those in Central America plus
Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico and Peru.
Agency Strategic Goal:
The World's Environment Protected for Long Term
Nationally protected area (in thousands of square
kilometers and as percent of total land area)
World Development Indicators and World Resources Institute
based on data from the World Conservation Monitoring Center
Performance Goal 2:
biologically significant habitat
Top figure is thousands of square
kilometers of terrestrial based protected
areas according to the World Conservation
include 5 World Conservation Union (IUCN)
categories (national parks, managed
natural reserves, etc.).
is same area as a percentage of total
land area. This indicator is for USAID
assisted countries only.
Since the most recently available
information is from 1994 (and is usually
updated annually), projecting this to
1999 is difficult at best.
A nominal one
percent per year increase over five years
of the total area is given for 1999.
example if the protected area coverage in
1994 is 100 km or 10%, the 1999 figures
would be 105 km or 10.5%.
*If current data reporting remains the same, actual 1999
figures would not be available until 2004.