232 Total Protected Areas
9 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 78%
Points 22%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

27.21% Coverage

106,838km2 Land Area Protected

392,573km2 Total Land Area

28% 5th National Report Coverage


6.2% With management effectiveness evaluations

24,346km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

0km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

0km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 5th National Report Coverage


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 (4)

  1. Protected Areas of Zimbabwe Updated: 2020 Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  4. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2012 UNESCO-MAB and UNEP-WCMC


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 1
  • National Park 11
  • Wilderness Area 1
  • National Monument 1
  • Recreation Park 9
  • Safari Area 16
  • Sanctuary 10
  • Protected Forest 6
  • Wildlife Management Area 104
  • Botanical Reserve 14
  • State Forest 43
  • Botanical Garden 3
  • Recreational Park 3

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Zimbabwe Protected Areas

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