35 Total Protected Areas
5 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

6.71% Coverage

13,408km2 Land Area Protected

199,957km2 Total Land Area

7% 6th National Report Coverage


0.65% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,305km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

0km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

0km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 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 Kyrgyzstan Updated: 2014 Department of International Cooperation. State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  3. Biodiversity Conservation of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan Updated: 1997 WWF Russian Programme Office
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB


National designations

  • National Park 1
  • Nature Park 4
  • Wildlife Refuge 15
  • State Nature Reserve 7
  • Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 1
  • Complex National Zakaznik Wildlife Refuge 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Kyrgyzstan Protected Areas

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