148 Total Protected Areas
10 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 92%
Points 8%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

7.91% Coverage

12,286km2 Land Area Protected

155,231km2 Total Land Area

17% 6th National Report Coverage


0.33% With management effectiveness evaluations

508km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

1.04% Coverage

1,042km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

100,661km2 Marine Area Protected

10% 6th National Report Coverage


0.22% With management effectiveness evaluations

225km2 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 (2)

  1. Protected Areas of Tunisia Updated: 2016 Ministère de l’Agriculture des ressources hydrauliques et de la pêche
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 30
  • National Park 17
  • Faunal Reserve 4
  • Reserve 1
  • Wetland Zone of National Importance 46
  • Bird Reserve 2

Regional designations

  • Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 3

International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 41

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Tunisia Protected Areas

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