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Parks, Reserves, and Other Protected Areas in the

Syrian Arab Republic


Nature Reserves

  • Showla (Choula)
  • Wadi el-Azib (Ghrib)

Protected Areas

  • Abdul Aziz Mountain
  • Abu Kubeiss
  • Abu Rejmayen
  • Aburejumain
  • Achola
  • Ad-Idami
  • Al - Thawra
  • Al Balaas
  • Al Bassit
  • Al Furunlok
  • Al Orshani
  • Al Sha'ara
  • Al Shiha
  • Alawite Mountains
  • Al-Bassel Forest
  • Arrawla
  • Cedar - Fir
  • Dhumant Al Sweida
  • Ferunluk
  • Ghab lake
  • Jabal Abdul Aziz
  • Khatounia lake
  • Muzaireeb lake
  • Quttina lake
  • Ras Al-Bassit
  • Sabkhat al Jabboul
  • Talila
  • Tell Hadya
  • Um Al-Touyour
  • Woz gol
  • Zabadani

State Forests

  • Froulok mountain
  • Lattakia

Hunting Reserves

  • Kassir al-Hir/Al-Gharbi

Game Management Areas

  • Showla (Choula)
  • Wadi el-Azib (Ghrib)

Other Protected Areas

  • Hassia range center
  • Jabal Abou Rojmen
  • Kara Douran
  • Ra'as Ibn Hane

Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)

  • Sabkhat al-Jabbul

World Heritage Convention

  • Ancient City of Aleppo
  • Ancient City of Bosra
  • Ancient City of Damascus
  • Site of Palmyra
Protected Areas in the Syrian Arab Republic
Protected areas in Syria receive very good attention from the scientific community. Their legislation and administration are still at early stages and would need further development.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform is cooperating with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Higher Education as well as with community based organizations in reviewing and evaluating in-situ conservation. Many areas hosting various biodiversity components were also invariably suggested by the scientific community in Syria.
Moreover, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform has established a set of protected areas specialized in rangeland conservation practices.

Source: Biological Diversity National Report by the Syrian Arab Republic - Ministry of Enviroment, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and the United Nation Development Program - World Database on Protected Areas