French Polynesia

10 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 0%
Points 100%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

1.95% Coverage

74km2 Land Area Protected

3,780km2 Total Land Area


0.24% With management effectiveness evaluations

9km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

207km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

4,795,468km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

7km2 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. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2006 UNESCO-MAB
  2. Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) in the Pacific Updated: 2008 The WorldFish Center, ReefBase Project, Penang, Malaysia
  3. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2005 University of Queensland, Australia
  4. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties


National designations

  • Strict Nature Reserve 3
  • Natural Reserve 3
  • Territorial Reserve 2

Regional designations


International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 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).

French Polynesia Protected Areas

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