51 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 96%
Points 4%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

49.79% Coverage

242km2 Land Area Protected

487km2 Total Land Area

47% 5th National Report Coverage


34.35% With management effectiveness evaluations

167km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

26.1% Coverage

350,003km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

1,340,839km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 5th National Report Coverage


0.18% With management effectiveness evaluations

2,435km2 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. Protected areas of Seychelles Updated: 2020 Ministry of Environment, Republic of Seychelles
  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

  • Nature Reserve 9
  • National Park 4
  • Marine National Park 11
  • Special Reserve 8
  • Shell Reserve 4
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 8
  • Protected 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Seychelles Protected Areas

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