50
Insular Caribbean (primarily Jamaica), the Northern and Central
Andes (i.e., Ecuador, Peru), Amazonia, (i.e., Brazil), and
Northern Mexico.
The region also harbors globally important
coral reefs and marine ecosystems in the Caribbean and the
Galapagos.
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
Sustainability
Indicators:
Nationally protected area (in thousands of square
kilometers and as percent of total land area)
Source:
World Development Indicators and World Resources Institute
based on data from the World Conservation Monitoring Center
Performance Goal 2:
Conservation of
YEAR
1994
1999
*
biologically significant habitat
(km x1000
(km x100
)
0)
improved.
(%)
(%)
PLANNED
3308
km
5.7%
ACTUAL
3,007
km
5.18%
Note:
Top figure is thousands of square
AFR
PLN
948
km
kilometers of terrestrial based protected
areas according to the World Conservation
6.3%
Monitoring Center.
Protected areas
ACT
862 km 
include 5 World Conservation Union (IUCN)
5.81%
categories (national parks, managed
natural reserves, etc.).
Bottom figure
ANE
PLN
524
km
is same area as a percentage of total
land area. This indicator is for USAID 
5.4%
assisted countries only.
ACT
476 km 
Since the most recently available
4.9%
information is from 1994 (and is usually
updated annually), projecting this to
LAC
PLN
908
km
1999 is difficult at best.
A nominal one
percent per year increase over five years
7.1%
of the total area is given for 1999.
For
ACT
829 km 
example if the protected area coverage in
6.45%
1994 is 100 km  or 10%, the 1999 figures
would be 105 km  or 10.5%.
ENI
PLN
924
km
4.8%
ACT
840 km 
4.33%
Comment(s):
*If current data reporting remains the same, actual 1999
figures would not be available until 2004.
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