Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

555558374 WDPA ID
5.0 km² Reported Area

Type Terrestrial and Inland Waters Protected Areas

Location United Arab Emirates


  • Original Name محمية الوثبة
  • English Designation Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance
  • IUCN Management Category IV
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 2013
  • Sublocation AE-AZ
  • Governance Type Not Reported
  • Management Authority Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
  • Management Plan Not Reported
  • International Criteria (ii)(iv)(vi)

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

  • METT 2016


Sources (1)

  1. Protected Areas of United Arab Emirates Updated: 2020 Director, Biodiversity Department, Environment Affair and Nature Conservation Sector, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

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UNEP-WCMC (2022). Protected Area Profile for Al Wathba Wetland Reserve from the World Database on Protected Areas, August 2022. Available at: