Japan, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas


0 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

98% Polygons

2% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 15

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

29.39% coverage

109,937 km2 Land Area Protected

374,093 km2 Total Land Area

0.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

0.0 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

8.23% coverage

332,691 km2 Marine Area Protected

4,040,612 km2 Total Marine Area

8% 6th National Report Coverage

0.0% with management effectiveness evaluation

0.0 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
5 0.1
40 0.81
22 0.45
3758 76.46
932 18.96
100 2.03
49 1.0
9 0.18

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
255 5.19
59 1.2
4601 93.61

Regional designations


Categories Count