Papua New Guinea, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas


41 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

96% Polygons

4% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 1
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

3.69% coverage

17,248 km2 Land Area Protected

467,406 km2 Total Land Area

2.8% with management effectiveness evaluation

13,093.64518 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.14% coverage

3,344 km2 Marine Area Protected

2,407,382 km2 Total Marine Area

0.13% with management effectiveness evaluation

3,029.710822 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1 1.75
2 3.51
54 94.74

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
2 3.51
2 3.51
47 82.46
6 10.53

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations