24 Total Protected Areas
0 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 0%
Points 100%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

0.21% Coverage

3,437km2 Land Area Protected

1,622,615km2 Total Land Area


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.64% Coverage

2,278km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

357,895km2 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

  • Federal or national ministry or agency 24 View list

Sources (2)

  1. Protected Areas of Libya Updated: 2014 Nature Conservation Dept, Environment General Authority
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 4
  • National Park 4
  • Protected Area 14

Regional designations


International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Libya Protected Areas

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