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

Total Protected Areas
5 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial and Inland Waters Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 100%
Points 0%


UNEP-WCMC (2024). Protected Area Profile for New Zealand from the World Database on Protected Areas, May 2024. Available at: