33 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

63.13% Coverage

1,601km2 Land Area Protected

2,536km2 Total Land Area


41.97% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,064km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.01% Coverage

41km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

316,499km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% 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. Common Database on Designated Areas as provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA) Updated: 2020 European Environment Agency (EEA)
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme


National designations

  • National Park - Core Area 1
  • National Nature Reserve 2
  • Forest Managed Biological Reserve 3
  • Forest Integral Biological Reserve 5
  • Land Acquired By Conservatoire Du Littoral (National Seaside And Lakeside Conservancy) 17
  • Biotope Protection Order 3
  • National Park - Buffer Zone/Area Of Adhesion 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Réunion Protected Areas

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