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PALAU PROTECTION COVERAGE

Palau

66

Protected Area Count

18

Management Effectiveness Assessments

608,173.28 km² / 608,152.49 km² (100.00%) Protected

Marine

221.37 km² / 501.10 km² (44.18%) Protected

Terrestrial

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.

Source: from ProtectedPlanet.net.

BIODIVERSITY

Species
Total: 2257
Endemic: 15
Threatened: 10
Threatened Endemic: 1
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Key Biodiversity Areas
Total: 16
Fully Protected: 7
Partially Protected: 9
Not Protected: 0
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Warm Water Coral Data
Total Area: 506.399 km2
Protected Area: 506.253 km2
Protected Percentage: 100%

Original dataset provided by UNEP-WCMC (2021)

UNEP-WCMC and IUCN 2023,
Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)/The Global Database on Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME),
Feb 2023, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN.
Available at: www.protectedplanet.net.
Designation Reported Area Reported Marine Area IUCN Category Management Plan Status Status Year WDPA ID
Koror Southern Lagoon Zone Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2000 555645484
Bkulabeluu Conservation Area Conservation Area 3.12km² 3.12km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555645463
Ngemelis Island Complex Zone Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² V Not Reported Designated 1999 555645501
Oisebukel Marine Reef Sanctuary Conservation Area 2.85km² 2.85km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645474
Ngerkebesang Conservation Zone Zone Management Area 0.12km² 0.12km² II Not Reported Designated 1999 555645485
Olterukl Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.70km² 0.70km² IV Not Reported Designated 1999 555645464
Rock Island Southern Lagoon Management Area Zone Management Area 0.60km² 0.60km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2000 555645502
Chiul Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.35km² 0.35km² V Not Reported Designated 555645475
Mokad Recreation Zone Recreation Zone 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645486
Ngerchebal Island Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Conservation Area 0.07km² 0.00km² Ib Not Reported Designated 2006 555645465
Ngaremeduu Bay Network Conservation Area 127.84km² 127.84km² Ia Not Reported Designated 555646866
Ngerderrar Watershed Conservation Area Nature Reserve 3.81km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 2009 555645476
Coastal State Waters State Waters 13690.07km² 13690.07km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645487
Ngermedellim Marine Sanctuary Marine Sanctuary 0.44km² 0.44km² IV Not Reported Designated 1999 555645466
Ngaremeduu UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 129.50km² 0.00km² Not Applicable Not Reported Designated 2005 902511
Northern Reef Co-Managed Commercial Fisheries Zone Co-Management Area 2891.53km² 2891.53km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645477
Domestic Fishing Zone Fishing Zone 83084.50km² 83084.50km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645488
Ileyaklbeluu Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.36km² 0.36km² VI Not Reported Designated 2004 555645467
Velasco Commercial Fishing Zone Co-Management Area 254.00km² 254.00km² VI Not Reported Designated 555645478
Oselkesol Waterfall Conservation Area Conservation Area 2.33km² 2.33km² III Not Reported Designated 1997 555645489
Ongiil Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645468
Ngarchelong Subsistence Fishing Zone Co-Management Area 444.26km² 444.26km² VI Not Reported Designated 555645479
Chermall Forest Preserve Forest Preserve 0.00km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 555645490
Angaur Permanent Protected Area Conservation Area 1.12km² 1.12km² VI Not Reported Designated 2007 555645469
Ngkesol Barrier Reef Co-Management Area 109.67km² 109.67km² VI Not Reported Designated 555645480
Ngeriungs Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645491
Medal a Ieychad Waterfall Nature Reserve 6.13km² 0.00km² V Not Reported Designated 2005 555645470
Kayangel Subsistence Fishing Zone 2 Co-Management Area 85.01km² 85.01km² VI Not Reported Designated 2012 555645481
Ngerusebek Forest Preserve Forest Preserve 0.00km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 555645492
Kayangel Subsistence Fishing Zone 1 Co-Management Area 41.33km² 41.33km² VI Not Reported Designated 2012 555645471
Matul crab closing zone Co-Management Area 0.69km² 0.73km² VI Not Reported Designated 555645482
Medal Ngediull Conservation Area Fishery Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2008 555645461
Ebiil Channel Conservation Zone Co-Management Area 17.81km² 17.81km² II Not Reported Designated 2008 555645499
Northern Reef Fisheries Management Project Co-Management Area 3900.94km² 3900.94km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645472
Long Island Conservation Area Zone Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645483
Bkulengriil Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.82km² 0.82km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555645462
Ngemelachel-Ngederrak Seagrass Beds Zone Management Area 5.89km² 5.89km² II Not Reported Designated 2005 555645500
Helen Reef Conservation Area Conservation Area 106.41km² 106.41km² II Not Reported Designated 2004 555645473
Ngermeskang Nature Reserve CA Set Aside 0.09km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2008 555584966
Ngermasech Conservation Area Conservation Area 2.93km² 2.93km² VI Not Reported Designated 2005 220010
Oikull Mangrove Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.25km² 0.25km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2002 555583353
Ngaraard Mangrove Conservation Area Conservation Area 1.67km² 1.67km² IV Not Reported Designated 2015 555584356
Ngeream Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555583350
East Coast Ngaraard Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.54km² 0.54km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1990 555583319
Teluleu Conservation Area Conservation Area 1.54km² 1.54km² IV Not Reported Designated 2001 555583370
Ngelukes Conservation Area Conservation Area 1.04km² 1.04km² IV Not Reported Designated 2002 555583346
Lake Ngardok Nature Reserve Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Management plan is implemented and is available Designated 2002 900813
Oruaol Ibuchel Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.32km² 0.32km² IV Not Reported Designated 2006 555583342
Mesekelat Conservation Area Conservation Area 1.87km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2002 555583339
Imul Mangrove Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.86km² 0.86km² IV Not Reported Designated 1998 555583325
Ngemai Conservation Area Conservation Area 2.33km² 2.33km² IV Not Reported Designated 1997 555583347
Ungellel Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.01km² 0.01km² IV Not Reported Designated 2007 555583375
Ngeruangel Marine Reserve Co-Management Area 56.59km² 56.59km² V Not Reported Designated 1996 220005
Ngermeskang Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary 0.34km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 555583156
Palau National Marine Sanctuary Marine Sanctuary 502538.78km² 502538.78km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2015 555622118
Ngerkall Lake Conservation Area Conservation Area 2.23km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 2008 555583351
Diong ra Ngerchokl Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.92km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 2008 555583317
Ngardok Nature Reserve CA Set Aside 6.45km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2008 313499
Ngerumekaol Spawning Area Zone Management Area 4.82km² 4.82km² IV Not Reported Designated 2000 18256
Fana Island IBA 0.01km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555583153
Ngkisaol Sardines Sanctuary Zone Management Area 0.01km² 0.01km² IV Not Reported Designated 1999 313501
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1002.00km² 0.00km² Not Applicable Not Reported Inscribed 2012 555547992
Ngaremeduu Bay Conservation Area Conservation Area 119.68km² 119.68km² Ia Not Reported Designated 145500
Ngchesechang Conservation Area Conservation Area 1.47km² 1.47km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1994 555583345
Ngerukewid Island Wildlife Preserve Zone Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Ia Not Reported Designated 1999 4247
Ngerchelchuus Conservation Area Conservation Area 0.20km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 555583348