Nicaragua has 74 Protected Areas, covering approximately a territorial extension of 2.208.786,7214 hectares, in nine management categories, which is equivalent to 17% of the national territory.

Protected Areas are established in accordance with current legislation with the objective of conservation, rational management and restoration of flora, wild fauna and other forms of life, as well as biodiversity and the biosphere. Due to their natural, social and cultural relevance, Protected Areas are recognized as the National System of Protected Areas and Private Wildlife Reserves are integrated.

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