39 Total Protected Areas
1 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 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

17.1% Coverage

2,979km2 Land Area Protected

17,418km2 Total Land Area

20% 5th National Report Coverage


1.87% With management effectiveness evaluations

325km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

1.36% Coverage

162km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

11,896km2 Marine Area Protected

3% 5th National Report Coverage


0.01% With management effectiveness evaluations

1km2 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 (2)

  1. Protected Areas of Kuwait Updated: 2016 Environmental Monitoring Information System of Kuwait (eMISK), Environmental Inspection, Monitoring and Emergency Department (EIMED), Biodiversity and Living Resources Department, Environment Public Authority (EPA), Kuwait
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties


National designations

  • Natural Reserve 21
  • Coral Reef Area 16
  • Fenced Area 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Kuwait Protected Areas

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UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Kuwait from the World Database of Protected Areas, November 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net