128 Total Protected Areas
24 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 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

38.6% Coverage

3,498km2 Land Area Protected

9,063km2 Total Land Area


12.77% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,157km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

8.62% Coverage

8,472km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

98,280km2 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

  • Federal or national ministry or agency 128 View list

Sources (3)

  1. Common Database on Designated Areas as provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA) Updated: 2020 European Environment Agency (EEA)
  2. Natura 2000 Updated: 2020 Directorate-General for Environment (EU) via EEA
  3. Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance Updated: 2020 Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 7
  • Marine Protected Area 2
  • Protected Landscape 7
  • Ramsar Wetland 2
  • National Forest Park 11
  • Turtle Nesting Beach 1
  • Permanent Game Reserve Area 13
  • Coasts And Areas For Nature Protection 11
  • Areas Of Special Aesthetic Value 4
  • Unesco Global Geopark 1

Regional designations

  • Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 1
  • Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 39
  • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 29

International designations


Growth in protected area coverage

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

Cyprus Protected Areas

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