37 Total Protected Areas
7 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
0 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 95%
Points 5%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

10.16% Coverage

8,798km2 Land Area Protected

86,640km2 Total Land Area

10% 5th National Report Coverage


3.33% With management effectiveness evaluations

2,881km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.44% Coverage

345km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

79,032km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Disclaimer: 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.

IUCN Management Categories

Governance types

Sources (2)

  1. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  2. Protected Areas of Azerbaijan Updated: 2019 Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources; Azerbaijan NFP and PoWPA FP


National designations

  • National Park 9
  • State Nature Reserve 8
  • State Nature Sanctuary 18

Regional designations


International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2

Growth in protected area coverage

The graph excludes status years with no information reported (STAT_YR = 0).

Azerbaijan Protected Areas

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UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Azerbaijan from the World Database of Protected Areas, December 2020. Available at: