Republic Of Korea, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas

3,420

735 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

15.7% coverage

15,656 km2 Land Area Protected

99,713 km2 Total Land Area

5.81% with management effectiveness evaluation

5,793.308585 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

2.43% coverage

7,899 km2 Marine Area Protected

324,994 km2 Total Marine Area

0.93% with management effectiveness evaluation

3,033.819389 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
15 0.44
16 0.47
2839 83.01
185 5.41
307 8.98
52 1.52
6 0.18

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
1681 49.15
14 0.41
1725 50.44

Regional designations

0

Categories Count