Asia & Pacific

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Number of Countries

56

Number of Protected areas

37,185

1,235 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

2% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 26
For National designations 159
TOTAL 185

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

14.86% coverage

4,626,859 km2 Land Area Protected

31,130,431 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

18.38% coverage

11,221,205 km2 Marine Area Protected

61,037,206 km2 Total Marine Area

Warning: 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.

Learn how we calculate protected area coverage statistics

IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
3394 9.0
541 1.0
1787 4.0
6944 18.0
17485 47.0
1986 5.0
2383 6.0
2239 6.0
241 0.0
185 0.0

National designations

306

Categories Count
83
1
2290
1304
1
87
600
1
390
13
128
162
8
30
637
3
29
132
48
9
241
42
122
14
2
30
47
1
16
2
14
3
2
66
13
3
5
6
96
560
143
100
14
1699
3
38
11
113
56
11
492
10
55
7
2495
4
82
1
123
23
28
45
30
14
4
5
9
20
52
22
32
30
4
1
1
60
5
1
137
37
29
21
8
6
2
1
1
1
23
42
20
36
2623
2
13
15
14
258
1
36
12
69
4
2
5
6
1
3615
1
18
1
1
19
1
1
5
1
120
3090
14
155
144
385
62
23
20
12
18
11
2
5
6
1
66
30
1
1
23
4
1
8
25
126
45
15
94
6
10
1
10
1
1
1
33
147
6
1
7
2
1
2
1
3
7
2
2
1
3
1
17
1
2
5
75
4
6
1
1
1
6
1
58
522
18
25
23
22
20
2
1542
2
3
12
2
2
2
20
1
358
27
8
2
2
4
1
113
33
257
4
34
23
10
4
3
73
2
1
1
1
5
17
15
3
52
9
306
536
3
1
1
2
1
7
1
75
1
1
1
1
2
5
1
1
1
1
2
2
37
24
39
30
4
4
294
394
1
13
9
1
196
96
1116
6
2
1
1
1
30
2
1
1
14
4680
2
1
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
56
17
2
1
13
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
3
2
2
12
59
31

Regional designations

0

Categories Count