Iran (Islamic Republic Of), Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas


21 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

83% Polygons

17% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 4
For National designations 7

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

8.61% coverage

140,226 km2 Land Area Protected

1,627,857 km2 Total Land Area

10% 5th National Report Coverage

0.82% with management effectiveness evaluation

13,309.78741 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.8% coverage

1,809 km2 Marine Area Protected

224,801 km2 Total Marine Area

0.51% with management effectiveness evaluation

1,150.567318 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
16 8.65
16 8.65
35 18.92
59 31.89
48 25.95
11 5.95

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
11 5.95
174 94.05

Regional designations


Categories Count