New Zealand

10449 Total Protected Areas
6 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

33.4% Coverage

90,051km2 Land Area Protected

269,652km2 Total Land Area

37% 5th National Report Coverage

PAME

9.67% With management effectiveness evaluations

26,073km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

30.42% Coverage

1,249,452km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

4,106,954km2 Marine Area Protected

7% 5th National Report Coverage

PAME

0.36% With management effectiveness evaluations

14,582km2 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 (4)

  1. Protected Areas of New Zealand Updated: 2018 Department of Conservation (DOC), Te Papa Atawhai, Wellington, New Zealand
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. QEII National Trust Protected Open Spaces of New Zealand Updated: 2020 Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (Ngā Kairauhi Papa), Wellington, New Zealand
  4. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties

Designations

National designations

10440
  • Marine Reserve 44
  • Nature Reserve 58
  • National Park 15
  • Wildlife Refuge 74
  • Marine Protected Area 1
  • Conservation Park 54
  • Wildlife Sanctuary 12
  • Te Urewera 2
  • Wilderness Area 6
  • Scientific Reserve 99
  • Sanctuary Area 14
  • Scenic Reserve 1699
  • Ecological Area 113
  • Conservation Area 3
  • Wildlife Management Area 12
  • Stewardship Area 2623
  • Conservation Covenant 857
  • Government Reserve 17
  • Benthic Protection Area 20
  • Local Purpose Reserve 5
  • Closed Seamount Area 17
  • Specially Protected Area 1
  • Open Space QEII National Trust Property 14
  • Open Space Covenant 4680

Regional designations

0

International designations

9
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 3

Growth in protected area coverage

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

New Zealand Protected Areas

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citation

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