AREA 185,179 km2.
LENGTH OF MEDITERRANEAN COASTLINE 188 km.
AREA OF TERRITORIAL SEA 3950 km2.
PROTECTED AREAS ADMINISTRATION Ministry of Environment
ESTABLISHED MARINE/COASTAL PROTECTED AREAS
Recently, Syria started to realize the importance of establishing protected areas as the core of the overall protection mechanism of the marine components of biodiversity. Studies has already been done to nominate some areas along the Syrian shore and Four (4) stations has been already defined as suitable for this purpose. The main criteria for the selection of various protected areas was biological diversity. These areas are listed below :
Ibn Hani in view to protect marine and coastal biodiversity
Oum Toyour Area in vie in view to protect marine and coastal biodiversity
South of Arwad in view to protect marine and coastal biodiversity with the focus on sponges.
 
Download the Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SAP-BIO)
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