Solomon Islands

92 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 59%
Points 41%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

1.82% Coverage

530km2 Land Area Protected

29,192km2 Total Land Area

5% 5th National Report Coverage


1.06% With management effectiveness evaluations

309km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.12% Coverage

1,879km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

1,609,757km2 Marine Area Protected

6% 5th National Report Coverage


0.03% With management effectiveness evaluations

519km2 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 (5)

  1. Protected Areas of Solomon Islands Updated: 2020 Environmental and Conservation Division, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) in the Pacific Updated: 2008 The WorldFish Center, ReefBase Project, Penang, Malaysia
  4. Marine Protected Areas with No Take Updated: 2008 MPA Global, UNEP-WCMC & WWF
  5. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2004 University of Queensland, Australia


National designations

  • National Park 1
  • Marine Protected Area 19
  • Reserve 1
  • Conservation Area 1
  • Community Conserved Area 2
  • Not Reported 1
  • Marine Managed Area 3
  • Marine Conservation Area 2
  • Resource Management Area 2
  • Controlled Forest 1
  • Marine Protected Area/Tabu 12

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).

Solomon Islands Protected Areas

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