Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Table 3.4. National Parks and Protected Areas in the West Asia Region

Country/Territory Area (square kilometres) Total Protected Area (hectares) Percentage of Area under Protection
Bahrain 691 1325 1.92
Iraq 434924 541 -
Jordan 83750 119829 1.43
Kuwait 24280 30000 1.24
Lebanon 10452 4512 0.43
Oman 212379 2836900 13.36
Qatar 10360 100 0.01
Saudi Arabia 2144969 21210740 9.89
Syrian Arab Republic 185680 103240 0.56
United Arab Emirates 86449 14650 0.17
West Bank & Gaza Strip 10161 - -
Yemen 485273 - -
TOTAL 3,689,368 24,321,837 6.59

Source:
ESCWA/FAO. 1995.