Heard Island and McDonald Islands

2 Total Protected Areas
1 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
0 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

100.0% Coverage

391km2 Land Area Protected

391km2 Total Land Area


100.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

391km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

16.93% Coverage

70,454km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

416,111km2 Marine Area Protected


1.45% With management effectiveness evaluations

6,050km2 Areas Assessed

Disclaimer: 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.

IUCN Management Categories

Governance types

Sources (2)

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  2. Protected Areas of Australia Updated: 2020 Australian Department of the Environment and Energy


National designations

  • Commonwealth Marine Reserve 1

Regional designations


International designations

  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1

Growth in protected area coverage

The graph excludes status years with no information reported (STAT_YR = 0).

Heard Island and McDonald Islands Protected Areas

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UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Heard Island and McDonald Islands from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net