Northern Mariana Islands

27 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

7.66% Coverage

38km2 Land Area Protected

501km2 Total Land Area


0.35% With management effectiveness evaluations

2km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

31.97% Coverage

247,322km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

773,668km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

3km2 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

  • Sub-national ministry or agency 15 View list
  • Collaborative governance 10 View list
  • Federal or national ministry or agency 2 View list

Sources (1)

  1. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PADUS 2.0) Updated: 2020 U.S. Geological Survey | Science Analytics and Synthesis | Gap Analysis Project (GAP) | Protected Areas Database of the United States 2.0


National designations

  • Marine Protected Area 8
  • Protected Area 1
  • National Monument 2
  • Sanctuary 2
  • Reserve 3
  • Conservation Area 2
  • National Wildlife Refuge 2
  • Marine Conservation Area 2
  • Wetland 1
  • Preserve 2
  • Historic or Cultural Area 1
  • Wildlife Conservation Area and Bird Sanctuary 1

Regional designations


International designations


Growth in protected area coverage

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

Northern Mariana Islands Protected Areas

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UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Northern Mariana Islands from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: