50 Total Protected Areas
28 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 94%
Points 6%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

13.14% Coverage

129,390km2 Land Area Protected

984,997km2 Total Land Area

15% 0th National Report Coverage


7.73% With management effectiveness evaluations

76,110km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

4.95% Coverage

11,716km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

236,612km2 Marine Area Protected


4.67% With management effectiveness evaluations

11,046km2 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 (5)

  1. Protected Areas of Egypt Updated: 2011 Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of Environment
  2. Protected Areas of Egypt Updated: 2014 Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of Environment
  3. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  4. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB


National designations

  • National Park 3
  • Natural Monument 2
  • Marine Protected Area 1
  • Protected Area 13
  • Protected Landscape 3
  • Strict Nature Reserve 5
  • Nature Conservation Reserve 2
  • Multiple Use Management Area 11
  • Developing Resources Protected Area 1
  • Geological Protected Area 1
  • Natural Heritage Protected Area 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Egypt Protected Areas

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