New Zealand chooses to restrict some data on its protected areas. As a result, data on 1 protected area is not publicly-available and cannot be viewed or downloaded on this page. While this site is included in the coverage statistics presented here, all other statistics (e.g. number of protected areas; breakdown by governance type etc.) on this page are based upon the publicly-available data only.

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%


UNEP-WCMC (2021). Protected Area Profile for New Zealand from the World Database of Protected Areas, December 2021. Available at: