22 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 95%
Points 5%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

14.52% Coverage

21,426km2 Land Area Protected

147,558km2 Total Land Area


14.16% With management effectiveness evaluations

20,899km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

1.54% Coverage

1,981km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

128,363km2 Marine Area Protected


1.54% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,980km2 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 Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela Updated: 2002 Amazonia SURPA
  2. Washington Datafest with Conservation International October 2002 Updated: 2002 Conservation International, Washington, USA
  3. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  5. Hertenrits Updated: - Natuurbeschermingscommissie - Nature Protection Commission, c/o Nature Conservation Div. of the Forest Service, Suriname


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 13
  • Forest Reserve 2
  • Nature Park 1
  • Multiple Use Management Area 4

Regional designations


International designations

  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Suriname Protected Areas

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