50 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 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

12.59% Coverage

96km2 Land Area Protected

767km2 Total Land Area


6.42% With management effectiveness evaluations

49km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.06% Coverage

390km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

668,055km2 Marine Area Protected


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

5km2 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 (1)

  1. Protected Areas of Tonga Updated: 2019 Department of Environment, MEIDECC via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)


National designations

  • Marine Reserve 1
  • Nature Reserve 1
  • National Park 3
  • Sanctuary 1
  • Reserve 11
  • Conservation Area 3
  • Not Reported 1
  • Community Conservation Area 14
  • Special Management Area 6
  • Multi/Multiple Use Conservation Area 9

Regional designations


International designations


Growth in protected area coverage

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

Tonga Protected Areas

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