126 Total Protected Areas
14 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 89%
Points 11%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

35.83% Coverage

88,286km2 Land Area Protected

246,427km2 Total Land Area

15% 5th National Report Coverage


6.03% With management effectiveness evaluations

14,861km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.53% Coverage

583km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

110,136km2 Marine Area Protected


0.41% With management effectiveness evaluations

451km2 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 (12)

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  2. Protected Areas of Guinea Updated: 1989 Centre Technique Forestier Tropical (CTFT)/ Bureau pour Ie Développement de la Production Agricole (BDPA)/-SCET AGRI (1989)
  3. Mount Nimba World Heritage Site and National site Updated: 2004 Not Reported
  4. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  5. Nialama and Souti-Yanfu Forest Reserve, Guinea Updated: 2002 United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  6. Classified Forests of Guinea Updated: 2020 Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC)
  7. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB
  8. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  9. Haut Niger National Park - Kouya Core Area Updated: 2004 Bissau Guinea Transboundary Proposed Park (under Appui à la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources (Programme Régional) -AGIR- Project)
  10. Tamba Updated: 1991 Not Reported
  11. Protected Areas Updated: 2000 Projet Conseiller Forestier (PCF), Guinea
  12. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2003 UNESCO-MAB


National designations

  • National Park 3
  • Strict Nature Reserve 1
  • Faunal Reserve 1
  • Classified Forest 99
  • Not Reported 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 4
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Guinea Protected Areas

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