United Arab Emirates, West Asia

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Number of Protected areas

51

30 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 1
For National designations 1
TOTAL 2

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

17.95% coverage

12,734 km2 Land Area Protected

70,921 km2 Total Land Area

12.28% with management effectiveness evaluation

8,709.828567 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

11.27% coverage

6,166 km2 Marine Area Protected

54,711 km2 Total Marine Area

3.94% with management effectiveness evaluation

2,157.773724 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1 1.96
2 3.92
2 3.92
45 88.24
1 1.96

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
51 100.0

National designations

1

Categories Count
43

Regional designations

0

Categories Count

International designations