62 Total Protected Areas
15 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 97%
Points 3%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

22.44% Coverage

59,708km2 Land Area Protected

266,045km2 Total Land Area


10.79% With management effectiveness evaluations

28,707km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

28.83% Coverage

55,721km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

193,292km2 Marine Area Protected


0.73% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,409km2 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 (4)

  1. Protected areas of Gabon Updated: 2020 Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux via Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC)
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  3. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  4. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB


National designations

  • National Park 13
  • Marine Park 9
  • Presidential Reserve 1
  • Faunal Reserve 3
  • Wildlife Management Area 1
  • Hunting Area 3
  • Hunting Reserve 1
  • Aquatic Reserve 11
  • Marine Park Buffer Zone 9

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 9

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Gabon Protected Areas

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