470 Total Protected Areas
11 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 30%
Points 70%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

9.35% Coverage

19,383km2 Land Area Protected

207,228km2 Total Land Area

9% 6th National Report Coverage


1.95% With management effectiveness evaluations

4,035km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

0km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

0km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 6th National Report Coverage


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 (7)

  1. Protected Areas of Belarus Updated: 1996 Department of Environment and Protection, Belarus
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  4. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB
  5. Belarus Protected Areas Map Updated: 1996 Not Reported
  6. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  7. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2004 Bureau of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme (MAB-ICC) (18th Sesssion), UNESCO HQ Paris


National designations

  • National Park 3
  • Natural Monument 177
  • State Nature Reserve 2
  • Hunting Reserve 1
  • Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 119
  • Natural Monument (Local) 138

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 26

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Belarus Protected Areas

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