Nicaragua - Marine protected areas as a share of territorial waters

3.4 (%) in 2022

In 2022, marine protected areas for Nicaragua was 3.4 %. Though Nicaragua marine protected areas fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2016 - 2022 period ending at 3.4 % in 2022.

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What is marine protected areas?

Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment.

What is Nicaragua marine protected areas?