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SAMOA PROTECTION COVERAGE

Samoa

99

Protected Area Count

0

Management Effectiveness Assessments

190.54 km² / 132,305.60 km² (0.14%) Protected

Marine

238.02 km² / 2,893.95 km² (8.22%) 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: 1592
Endemic: 9
Threatened: 8
Threatened Endemic: 4
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Key Biodiversity Areas
Total: 8
Fully Protected: 1
Partially Protected: 5
Not Protected: 2
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Warm Water Coral Data
Total Area: 199.996 km2
Protected Area: 20.073 km2
Protected Percentage: 10%

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
Malololelei Recreation Reserve 0.05km² 0.05km² IV Not Reported Designated 2015 555697594
Mauga o Salafai National Park 59.73km² 59.73km² II Not Reported Designated 2004 555697605
Aoolemalo Reserve Reserve 0.04km² 0.04km² IV Not Reported Designated 2001 555697595
Cornwall National Park 24.94km² 24.94km² II Not Reported Designated 2008 555697596
Galagala Reserve Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2008 555697597
Tiafau Reserve Reserve 0.01km² 0.01km² IV Not Reported Designated 2011 555697598
Malaevaalele Reserve Reserve 0.01km² 0.01km² IV Not Reported Designated 2006 555697599
Loto o Samasoni Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2006 555697600
Vaitele East Reserve Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2000 555697590
Taumeasina Reserve Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2000 555697601
Vaitele Fou Reserve Reserve 0.02km² 0.02km² IV Not Reported Designated 2008 555697591
Lelata Reserve Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1999 555697602
Vaitele West Reserve Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2000 555697592
Sinave Reserve Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2004 555697603
Malololelei Biodiversity Park Reserve 0.10km² 0.10km² IV Not Reported Designated 2016 555697593
Lata National Park 49.92km² 49.92km² II Not Reported Designated 2008 555697604
Cape Puava Forest Nature Reserve 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Proposed 12805
Fusi-Tafitaola Reef Other Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Proposed 12807
Mount Silisili Other Area 89.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Proposed 28498
Matautu Lowland Swamp Forest Other Area 0.16km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Proposed 28507
Papa Palauli Community Based Fishery 0.30km² 0.10km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547704
Sato'alepai Community Based Fishery 0.31km² 0.09km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 555547724
Tafua Rainforest Reserve Other Area 60.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1990 18012
Sasina Other Area 5.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 313370
Leusoalii Anoama'a Community Based Fishery 0.11km² 0.01km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2001 555547697
Faaofi laulu Marine Protected Area 0.34km² 0.20km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547712
Fogatuli Community Based Fishery 0.49km² 0.20km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2005 555547690
Vavau Lepa (e) Community Based Fishery 0.03km² 0.03km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2003 555547736
Apai Manono-tai Community Based Fishery 0.96km² 0.03km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 555547672
Salimu Faga (e) Community Based Fishery 0.51km² 0.03km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2007 555547715
O Le Pupu Pu'e Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 50.19km² 50.19km² II www.mnre.gov.ws Designated 1978 555625771
Safata MPA Marine Protected Area 2.71km² 2.00km² VI Not Reported Established 1999 313371
Solosolo Anoama'a Community Based Fishery 0.57km² 0.23km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547728
punaoa Marine Protected Area 0.30km² 0.07km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547708
Fagali'i Vaimauga Community Based Fishery 0.05km² 0.05km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547681
Lake Lanotoo National Park 4.70km² 4.70km² II www.mnre.gov.ws Designated 2003 28496
Tafatafa Falealili (e) Community Based Fishery 0.12km² 0.12km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2003 555547730
Saleapaga Lepa (e) Community Based Fishery 0.05km² 0.05km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2001 555547713
Vaiusu Faleata Community Based Fishery 0.53km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 555547734
Lepa (e) Community Based Fishery 0.20km² 0.03km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2002 555547695
Aleipata MPA Marine Protected Area 102.18km² 92.87km² VI Not Reported Established 1999 12804
Falealupo Forest Preserve Reserve 12.15km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1989 19743
Sa'anapu-Sataoa Other Area 0.75km² 0.00km² VI Not Reported Designated 1994 28510
Siufaga Faga Community Based Fishery 0.26km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2002 555547726
Vailuutai Aana Community Based Fishery 0.93km² 0.04km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547731
Saoluafata Anoama'a Community Based Fishery 1.04km² 0.53km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547718
Manase Community Based Fishery 0.48km² 0.23km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547699
Vaiee Marine Protected Area 10.26km² 0.77km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547710
Faala Palauli Community Based Fishery 1.33km² 0.20km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547679
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve 0.22km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1979 4244
Poutasi Falealili Community Based Fishery 2.25km² 2.25km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547705
Satalafai & Sapulu (Salelologa) Community Based Fishery 0.12km² 0.01km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547721
Fausaga Marine Protected Area 0.73km² 0.28km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547711
Auala Community Based Fishery 0.79km² 0.09km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 555547676
Fagamalo Community Based Fishery 0.56km² 0.27km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547682
Aufaga Lepa (e) Community Based Fishery 0.04km² 0.04km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2001 555547677
Asau Community Based Fishery 2.37km² 0.22km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547675
Matautu Falelatai Community Based Fishery 0.20km² 0.20km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2004 555547701
Fatuvalu Community Based Fishery 0.03km² 0.03km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2000 555547688
Pu'apu'a Community Based Fishery 1.23km² 0.30km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547706
Sapapalii Community Based Fishery 1.77km² 0.38km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547719
Faleu Manono-uta Community Based Fishery 0.24km² 0.24km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547685
Nofoalii Aana Community Based Fishery 2.93km² 2.93km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547703
Lake Lanotoo Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4.70km² 4.70km² II www.mnre.gov.ws Designated 2003 902680
Tafagamanu Lefaga (e) Community Based Fishery 0.05km² 0.05km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 555547729
Fuailolo'o Mulifanua (e) Community Based Fishery 0.05km² 0.05km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547691
Siufaga Falelatai (e) Community Based Fishery 0.08km² 0.08km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2001 555547727
Gagaifo Lefaga Community Based Fishery 0.62km² 0.01km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547692
Vaovai Falealili (e) Community Based Fishery 0.92km² 0.16km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547735
Sataua (e) Community Based Fishery 0.54km² 0.17km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 555547723
Vaitoomuli Community Based Fishery 0.34km² 0.07km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547733
Satapuala Aana Community Based Fishery 2.46km² 2.46km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547722
O Le Pupu Pu'e National Park 50.19km² 50.19km² II www.mnre.gov.ws Designated 1978 2559
Sapini Faga (e) Community Based Fishery 0.36km² 0.09km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 555547720
Ava o sina Marine Protected Area 0.07km² 0.01km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547707
Faleula Community Based Fishery 5.53km² 0.20km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547686
Eva Anoama'a Community Based Fishery 0.20km² 0.04km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547678
Asaga Community Based Fishery 0.20km² 0.04km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547674
Vailima National Reserve Reserve 1.86km² 1.86km² IV www.mnre.gov.ws Designated 1958 4242
Savaia Lefaga (e) Community Based Fishery 0.05km² 0.05km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2000 555547725
Fagasa Community Based Fishery 0.17km² 0.09km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547683
Apolima-uta (e) Community Based Fishery 0.18km² 0.18km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2003 555547673
Saletagaloa & Foua (Salelologa) Community Based Fishery 0.24km² 0.04km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547714
Lepuiai Manono-tai Community Based Fishery 1.81km² 0.02km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 555547696
Salua Manono-tai (e) Community Based Fishery 1.67km² 0.17km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 555547716
Lalovi Mulifanua (e) Community Based Fishery 0.89km² 0.10km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547693
Lelepa Community Based Fishery 0.16km² 0.06km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547694
Neiafu (e) Community Based Fishery 1.01km² 0.13km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2007 555547702
Vaisala Community Based Fishery 0.37km² 0.37km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2000 555547732
Uafato Conservation Area 14.00km² 0.00km² VI Not Reported Designated 1994 145498
Matatufu (e) Community Based Fishery 0.01km² 0.01km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2007 555547700
Foailalo Community Based Fishery 0.59km² 0.17km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2000 555547689
Fasito'o-tai Community Based Fishery 1.67km² 0.17km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547687
Fagae'e Community Based Fishery 0.27km² 0.07km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547680
Afaga Tele Marine Protected Area 1.43km² 0.51km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1999 555547709
Samatau Falelatai (e) Community Based Fishery 1.09km² 1.09km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1998 555547717
Falealupo Community Based Fishery 1.96km² 0.41km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 555547684
Togitogiga Reserve 0.03km² 0.00km² V Not Reported Designated 1978 4243
Lu'ua Faga Community Based Fishery 0.23km² 0.07km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2003 555547698