New Caledonia

115 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 72%
Points 28%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

59.66% Coverage

11,419km2 Land Area Protected

19,141km2 Total Land Area


1.01% With management effectiveness evaluations

194km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

96.26% Coverage

1,320,501km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

1,371,803km2 Marine Area Protected


1.13% With management effectiveness evaluations

15,558km2 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 (12)

  1. Protected areas of Nouvelle Caledonie Updated: 1981 Insititut National de l'Information géographique et forestière, France
  2. Protected areas of New Caledonia (Southern Province) Updated: 2019 Direction du service de l'Etat de l'Agriculture, de la Forêt et de l'Environnement
  3. Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) in the Pacific Updated: 2008 The WorldFish Center, ReefBase Project, Penang, Malaysia
  4. L’Agence des aires marines protégées Updated: 2014 L’Agence des aires marines protégées
  5. Association pour le Sauvegarde de la Nature Caladonienne Updated: - Association pour le Sauvegarde de la Nature Caladonienne, Noumea
  6. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  7. Natural Park of the Coral Sea, New Caledonia Updated: 2014 Direction des affaires maritimes de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
  8. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  9. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2004 University of Queensland, Australia
  10. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  11. Ile Pam Updated: 2005 Not Reported
  12. Protect Planet Ocean Reconciliation Updated: 2010 UNEP-WCMC and IUCN


National designations

  • National Park 8
  • Forest Reserve 7
  • Natural Monument 1
  • Marine Protected Area 5
  • Natural Park 2
  • Strict Nature Reserve 1
  • Integral nature reserve 5
  • Special Botanical Reserve 14
  • Territorial Park 4
  • Special Fauna Reserve 5
  • Nature reserve 30
  • Other Area 6
  • Special Fauna and Flora Reserve 1
  • Special Marine Reserve 11
  • Seasonal integral nature reserve 1
  • Locally managed protected area 10
  • Seasonal nature reserve 2

Regional designations


International designations

  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

New Caledonia Protected Areas

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