127 Total Protected Areas
16 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 93%
Points 7%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

25.35% Coverage

50,179km2 Land Area Protected

197,924km2 Total Land Area


5.72% With management effectiveness evaluations

11,321km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

1.11% Coverage

1,766km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

158,426km2 Marine Area Protected

2% 6th National Report Coverage


1.03% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,635km2 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 (10)

  1. Senegal protected areas Updated: 2007 Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), Senegal
  2. Protected Areas of Senegal Updated: 2007 Cheikh Mbow l'Université Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar (UCAD), Senegal
  3. Protected Areas of Senegal Updated: 1980 Insititut National de l'Information géographique et forestière, France
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB
  6. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  7. MPA's in Senegal Updated: 2007 WWF Senegal
  8. Protected Areas of Senegal Updated: 2007 UNEP-WCMC
  9. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  10. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2005 Bureau of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme (MAB-ICC) (19th Sesssion), UNESCO HQ Paris


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 1
  • National Park 6
  • Forest Reserve 79
  • Marine Protected Area 4
  • Wildlife Reserve 3
  • Special Reserve 1
  • Classified Forest 1
  • Not Reported 17
  • Bird Reserve 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 4
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 8

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Senegal Protected Areas

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