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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
Explore Key Biodiversity Areas
UNEP-WCMC and IUCN 2021,
Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)/The Global Database on Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME),
Nov 2021, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN.
Available at: www.protectedplanet.net.
Designation GIS Area GIS Marine Area IUCN Category Management Plan Status Status Year WDPA ID
Northern Reef Fisheries Management Project
Co-Management Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645472
Domestic Fishing Zone
Fishing Zone
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645488
Helen Reef Conservation Area
Conservation Area
II Not Reported Designated 2004 555645473
Oselkesol Waterfall Conservation Area
Conservation Area
III Not Reported Designated 1997 555645489
Oisebukel Marine Reef Sanctuary
Conservation Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645474
Chermall Forest Preserve
Forest Preserve
III Not Reported Designated 555645490
Chiul Conservation Area
Conservation Area
V Not Reported Designated 555645475
Ngeriungs Bird Sanctuary
Bird Sanctuary
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645491
Ngerderrar Watershed Conservation Area
Nature Reserve
III Not Reported Designated 2009 555645476
Ngerusebek Forest Preserve
Forest Preserve
III Not Reported Designated 555645492
Medal Ngediull Conservation Area
Fishery Reserve
IV Not Reported Designated 2008 555645461
Northern Reef Co-Managed Commercial Fisheries Zone
Co-Management Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645477
Ebiil Channel Conservation Zone
Co-Management Area
II Not Reported Designated 2008 555645499
Bkulengriil Conservation Area
Conservation Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555645462
Velasco Commercial Fishing Zone
Co-Management Area
VI Not Reported Designated 555645478
Ngemelachel-Ngederrak Seagrass Beds
Zone Management Area
II Not Reported Designated 2005 555645500
Bkulabeluu Conservation Area
Conservation Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555645463
Ngarchelong Subsistence Fishing Zone
Co-Management Area
VI Not Reported Designated 555645479
Ngemelis Island Complex
Zone Management Area
V Not Reported Designated 1999 555645501
Olterukl Conservation Area
Conservation Area
IV Not Reported Designated 1999 555645464
Ngkesol Barrier Reef
Co-Management Area
VI Not Reported Designated 555645480
Rock Island Southern Lagoon Management Area
Zone Management Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2000 555645502
Ngerchebal Island Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Conservation Area
Ib Not Reported Designated 2006 555645465
Kayangel Subsistence Fishing Zone 2
Co-Management Area
VI Not Reported Designated 2012 555645481
Ngaremeduu Bay Network
Conservation Area
Ia Not Reported Designated 555646866
Ngermedellim Marine Sanctuary
Marine Sanctuary
IV Not Reported Designated 1999 555645466
Matul crab closing zone
Co-Management Area
VI Not Reported Designated 555645482
Ngaremeduu
UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve
Not Applicable Not Reported Designated 2005 902511
Ileyaklbeluu Conservation Area
Conservation Area
VI Not Reported Designated 2004 555645467
Long Island Conservation Area
Zone Management Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645483
Ongiil Conservation Area
Conservation Area
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645468
Koror Southern Lagoon
Zone Management Area
IV Not Reported Designated 2000 555645484
Angaur Permanent Protected Area
Conservation Area
VI Not Reported Designated 2007 555645469
Ngerkebesang Conservation Zone
Zone Management Area
II Not Reported Designated 1999 555645485
Medal a Ieychad Waterfall
Nature Reserve
V Not Reported Designated 2005 555645470
Mokad Recreation Zone
Recreation Zone
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645486
Kayangel Subsistence Fishing Zone 1
Co-Management Area
VI Not Reported Designated 2012 555645471
Coastal State Waters
State Waters
Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555645487
Ngermeskang Nature Reserve
CA Set Aside
8.82km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2008 555584966
Ngermasech Conservation Area
Conservation Area
3.38km² 3.38km² VI Not Reported Designated 2005 220010
Oikull Mangrove Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.24km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2002 555583353
Ngaraard Mangrove Conservation Area
Conservation Area
2.91km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2015 555584356
Ngeream Conservation Area
Conservation Area
1.83km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555583350
East Coast Ngaraard Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.56km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1990 555583319
Teluleu Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.43km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2001 555583370
Ngelukes Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2002 555583346
Oruaol Ibuchel Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2006 555583342
Lake Ngardok Nature Reserve
Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance
0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Management plan is implemented and is available Designated 2002 900813
Mesekelat Conservation Area
Conservation Area
3.75km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2002 555583339
Imul Mangrove Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1998 555583325
Ngemai Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1997 555583347
Ungellel Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.03km² 0.03km² IV Not Reported Designated 2007 555583375
Ngeruangel Marine Reserve
Co-Management Area
56.96km² 56.96km² 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
503521.83km² 503521.83km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2015 555622118
Ngardok Nature Reserve
CA Set Aside
6.13km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2008 313499
Ngerkall Lake Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 2008 555583351
Diong ra Ngerchokl Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 2008 555583317
Fana Island
IBA
0.35km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555583153
Ngerumekaol Spawning Area
Zone Management Area
3.55km² 3.55km² IV Not Reported Designated 2000 18256
Ngkisaol Sardines Sanctuary
Zone Management Area
1.14km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1999 313501
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)
1011.06km² 945.31km² Not Applicable Not Reported Inscribed 2012 555547992
Ngaremeduu Bay Conservation Area
Conservation Area
169.04km² 0.00km² Ia Not Reported Designated 145500
Ngchesechang Conservation Area
Conservation Area
1.45km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1994 555583345
Ngerukewid Island Wildlife Preserve
Zone Management Area
11.48km² 11.48km² Ia Not Reported Designated 1999 4247
Ngerchelchuus Conservation Area
Conservation Area
0.00km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Designated 555583348