Saint Lucia

42 Total Protected Areas
3 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 95%
Points 5%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

18.75% Coverage

117km2 Land Area Protected

622km2 Total Land Area


3.42% With management effectiveness evaluations

21km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.22% Coverage

34km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

15,560km2 Marine Area Protected


0.08% With management effectiveness evaluations

13km2 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 (3)

  1. Insular Caribbean Protected Area Database Updated: 2015 The Nature Conservancy and Collaborating Governments
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties


National designations

  • Marine Reserve 5
  • Nature Reserve 6
  • National Park 2
  • Protected Landscape 3
  • Protected Forest / Forest Reserve 1
  • Environmental Protection Area 1
  • Nature / Wildlife Reserve 1
  • National Landmark 1
  • Marine Managed Area 5
  • Nature Reserve and Marine Reserve 1
  • Historic Area 7
  • Marine Management Area / Marine Reserve 3
  • National Park and Marine Management Area 2
  • Local Fisheries Marine Management Area 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Saint Lucia Protected Areas

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