186 Total Protected Areas
6 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

4.27% Coverage

17,382km2 Land Area Protected

407,280km2 Total Land Area

16% 6th National Report Coverage


0.27% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,085km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.69% Coverage

1,904km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

276,136km2 Marine Area Protected


0.12% With management effectiveness evaluations

332km2 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 186 View list

Sources (2)

  1. Protected Areas of Morocco Updated: 2014 Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD)
  2. Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance Updated: 2020 Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 8
  • National Park 10
  • Biological Reserve 12
  • Natural Park 18
  • Biological and Ecological Interest Site 97
  • Marine Protected Area (MPA) 3

Regional designations

  • Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 1

International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 34

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Morocco Protected Areas

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