7 Total Protected Areas
1 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 86%
Points 14%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

1.57% Coverage

344km2 Land Area Protected

21,844km2 Total Land Area


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.17% Coverage

12km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

7,031km2 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. Protected Areas of Djibouti Updated: 2014 Direction de l'Aménagement du Territoire et de l'Environnement/ Ministère de l'Habitat, de l'Urbanisme et de l'Environnement
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties


National designations

  • Marine protected landscape 3
  • Area protected for habitat and species 1
  • Terrestrial protected area 2

Regional designations


International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Djibouti Protected Areas

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