18 Total Protected Areas
8 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 89%
Points 11%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

0.22% Coverage

1,709km2 Land Area Protected

782,239km2 Total Land Area


0.1% With management effectiveness evaluations

799km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.11% Coverage

270km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

255,926km2 Marine Area Protected


0.05% With management effectiveness evaluations

128km2 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 (4)

  1. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Protected Areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Updated: 2011 WWF Caucasus Office, 11 Alkesidze Street, 0193 Tbilise, Georgia
  4. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2012 UNESCO-MAB and UNEP-WCMC


National designations


Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 14

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Turkey Protected Areas

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