Samoa

99 Total Protected Areas
0 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 23%
Points 77%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

8.22% Coverage

238km2 Land Area Protected

2,894km2 Total Land Area

PAME

0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.14% Coverage

191km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

132,306km2 Marine Area Protected

PAME

0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 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. Protected areas of Samoa Updated: 2020 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  2. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2003 University of Queensland, Australia
  3. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  4. Other Protected Areas of Samoa Updated: 1988 Environment Planning for Tourism Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  5. Protected Areas of Samoa Updated: 2003 Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment for Samoa
  6. Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) in the Pacific Updated: 2008 The WorldFish Center, ReefBase Project, Penang, Malaysia

Designations

National designations

95
  • Marine Reserve 1
  • Nature Reserve 1
  • National Park 5
  • Marine Protected Area 6
  • Reserve 16
  • Conservation Area 1
  • Other Area 6
  • Community Based Fishery 59

Regional designations

0

International designations

2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Samoa Protected Areas

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citation

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