West Asia

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Number of Countries


Number of Protected areas


48 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

56% Polygons

44% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 8
For National designations 28
For Regional designations 2

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

6.64% coverage

132,474 km2 Land Area Protected

3,533,476 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

4.58% coverage

15,796 km2 Marine Area Protected

1,443,173 km2 Total Marine Area

Warning: These statistics might differ from those reported officially by countries due to difference in methodologies and datasets used to assess protected area coverage and differences in the base maps used to measure terrestrial and marine area of a country or territory.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
4 1.0
15 3.0
3 0.0
54 13.0
20 5.0
6 1.0
267 67.0
16 4.0
13 3.0