Australia, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas

11,045

1,502

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1
TOTAL 4

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.27%

coverage

1,487,711 km2

Land Area Protected

7,722,102 km2

Total Land Area

20.38%

with management effectiveness evaluation

303,142.4147 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

40.56%

coverage

3,014,429 km2

Marine Area Protected

7,432,133 km2

Total Marine Area

12.54%

with management effectiveness evaluation

378,130.1755 km2

Area Assessed

Warning: 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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
2525 22.86
75 0.68
1158 10.48
2423 21.94
2801 25.36
365 3.3
1410 12.77
259 2.34
29 0.26

Governance types

Related countries & territories

National designations

68

Categories Count
20
3
3
57
1569
49
14
23
1
51
3
94
33
4
9
4
813
2
22
259
91
23
25
6
23
2
5
65
34
26
1
10
428
22
11
14
2
27
13
155
1
18
14
53
74
61
119
72
2499
572
25
500
1
101
7
684
144
2
4
22
1780
31
83
1
2
2
20
45

Regional designations

0

Categories Count