Ghana, Africa

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Number of Protected areas


12 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

81% Polygons

19% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 8

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

15.04% coverage

36,153 km2 Land Area Protected

240,330 km2 Total Land Area

0% 0th National Report Coverage

7.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

2,627.98 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.1% coverage

221 km2 Marine Area Protected

226,759 km2 Total Marine Area

0% 0th National Report Coverage

98.83% with management effectiveness evaluation

218.29 km2 Area Assessed

Warning: 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. Download the country's latest national report (pdf)

Learn how we calculate protected area coverage statistics

IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1 0.31
6 1.87
3 0.93
5 1.56
303 94.39
3 0.93

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
3 0.93
318 99.07

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations