Australia, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas

12,476

1,501 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 1
TOTAL 3

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.39% coverage

1,497,070 km2 Land Area Protected

7,722,102 km2 Total Land Area

16% 5th National Report Coverage

3.93% with management effectiveness evaluation

303,593.6712 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

40.84% coverage

3,035,630 km2 Marine Area Protected

7,432,133 km2 Total Marine Area

36% 5th National Report Coverage

5.1% with management effectiveness evaluation

378,735.7251 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
2633 21.1
77 0.62
1129 9.05
2383 19.1
4112 32.96
365 2.93
1491 11.95
71 0.57
24 0.19
191 1.53

Governance types

Related countries & territories

National designations

67

Categories Count
1794
680
51
94
10
4
30
583
3
26
14
13
66
22
425
55
7
2495
20
31
1
4
258
36
12
11
2233
14
155
144
14
6
61
25
126
45
94
1
2
75
4
6
1
1
120
57
522
18
25
23
22
20
2
1542
2
3
6
2
4
34
23
3
73
75
9
50
2

Regional designations

0

Categories Count