Syrian Arab Republic

19 Total Protected Areas
2 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 0%
Points 100%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

0.69% Coverage

1,293km2 Land Area Protected

188,613km2 Total Land Area


0.06% With management effectiveness evaluations

112km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.25% Coverage

25km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

10,204km2 Marine Area Protected


0.13% With management effectiveness evaluations

14km2 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 (6)

  1. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  2. Soufriere Marine Management Association Website Updated: 2004 UNEP-WCMC
  3. Protected Areas Updated: 1976 Not Reported
  4. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  5. Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Updated: 2005 Not Reported
  6. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2012 UNESCO-MAB and UNEP-WCMC


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 1
  • Protected Area 13
  • Game Management Area 2
  • Not Reported 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 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).

Syrian Arab Republic Protected Areas

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