India, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas


209 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

54% Polygons

46% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 16

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

5.97% coverage

182,647 km2 Land Area Protected

3,061,193 km2 Total Land Area

3.33% with management effectiveness evaluation

101,826.7364 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.17% coverage

3,928 km2 Marine Area Protected

2,301,226 km2 Total Marine Area

0.06% with management effectiveness evaluation

1,415.361164 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
111 16.52
3 0.45
15 2.23
449 66.82
1 0.15
93 13.84

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
105 15.63
148 22.02
419 62.35

Regional designations


Categories Count