Asia & Pacific

37184 Total Protected Areas
3034 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
0 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
56 Number of countries
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 96%
Points 4%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

14.95% Coverage

4,654,884km2 Land Area Protected

31130431km2 Total Land Area

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

18.31% Coverage

11,176,454km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

61037206km2 Marine Area Protected

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 (158)

  1. Protected Areas of Afghanistan Updated: 2016 Natural Heritage Protection Division, NEPA
  2. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PADUS 2.0) Updated: 2020 U.S. Geological Survey | Science Analytics and Synthesis | Gap Analysis Project (GAP) | Protected Areas Database of the United States 2.0
  3. Protected Areas of Australia Updated: 2020 Australian Department of the Environment and Energy
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  5. Protected Areas of Bangladesh Updated: 2014 Bangladesh Forest Department
  6. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  7. Protected Areas of Bhutan Updated: 2014 "National Environment Commission, Wildlife Conservation Division"
  8. Protected Areas of the British Indian Ocean Territory Updated: 2017 British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) Section, Overseas Territories Directorate, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
  9. GIS dataset supplied by ARCBC - ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) Updated: 2004 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Centre for Nature Conservation (ARCBC)
  10. Brunei Forest Resources and Strategic Planning Study Updated: 1988 Forest Department, Brunei
  11. Protected Areas ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) Updated: 2003 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Centre for Nature Conservation (ARCBC)
  12. GIS Data Response - ARCBC (ASEAN Regional Centre for Nature Conservation) Updated: 2003 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Centre for Nature Conservation (ARCBC)
  13. Source is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  14. Protected Areas Brunei Darussalam Updated: 1991 Not Reported
  15. Protected Areas Brunei Darussalam Updated: - Forestry Department, Brunei Darussalam
  16. Protected Areas of Cambodia Updated: 2020 Department of Geospatial Information Services (DGIS), Ministry of Environment (MOE), Cambodia
  17. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB
  18. Nature Reserves of China Updated: 2003 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  19. Huang Shan Updated: 1988 Not Reported
  20. World Heritage Convention, Natural Heritage China Updated: 2004 Ministry of Construction, China
  21. Protected areas of China Updated: 1990 International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Construction, China
  22. Protected Areas of Yunnan Province, China Updated: 2010 Ecology Conservation & Environment Center (ECEC) Kunming Institute of Zoology, China
  23. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2004 Bureau of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme (MAB-ICC) (18th Sesssion), UNESCO HQ Paris
  24. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2012 UNESCO-MAB and UNEP-WCMC
  25. Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) in the Pacific Updated: 2008 The WorldFish Center, ReefBase Project, Penang, Malaysia
  26. Office of the Prime Minister Updated: 2017 Office of the Prime Minister
  27. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2005 University of Queensland, Australia
  28. Protected Areas of Fiji Updated: 2015 National Trust of Fiji
  29. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2006 UNESCO-MAB
  30. Protected Areas of Hong Kong Updated: 2004 Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department Country and Marine Parks Authority, Hong Kong
  31. Protected Areas of Hong Kong Updated: 1999 Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong
  32. Source title is currently unknown Updated: - Not Reported
  33. Global system of marine protected areas Updated: 1995 IUCN, the World Bank and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  34. Mai Po Marshes (Inner Deep Bay) Updated: 1998 Not Reported
  35. Protected Areas of Hong Kong Updated: 2005 UNEP-WCMC
  36. Protected areas of India Updated: 2014 Wildlife Insitute India
  37. Assessment and Delineation of Forests Retaining Primary Characters, India Updated: 1982 Forest Survey of India (FSI)
  38. National Parks in India Updated: 1989 Indian Institute of Public Administration
  39. Protected areas of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (Part), Himalayas, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Viet Nam Updated: 2002 Conservation International, Washington, USA
  40. An Ecological Survey of the Protected Area Network of Ladakh Updated: 1989 Department of Wildlife Protection, Jammu and Kashmir Government, India and UNEP-WCMC
  41. National Parks and Sanctuaries in Maharashta, India Updated: 1989 Not Reported
  42. Pichavaram mangrove wetland Updated: 2003 Current Science, India
  43. World Heritage Nomination of Valley of Flowers National Park Updated: 2004 Ministry of Environment and Forests, India
  44. Great Rann Updated: 1992 Not Reported
  45. Wildlife protected area network in India Updated: 1988 Ministry of Environment and Forests and Wildlife, Government of India
  46. Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2004 Not Reported
  47. Protected areas of India Updated: 2003 Department of Protected Areas Network, Wildlife Management & Conservation Education, Wildlife Institute of India
  48. Great Nicobar Updated: 2007 UNEP-WCMC
  49. Namcha Barwa Reserve or Namche Barwa Updated: 2003 Times Atlas
  50. Nanda Devi MAB Biosphere Reserve, India Updated: 2005 IUCN and UNESCO
  51. Protected areas of Indonesia Updated: 2018 Ministry of Forestry(MoF) Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries (MMAF)
  52. Protected Areas of Indonesia Updated: 2018 Director of Nature Conservation Planning and Information, MoEF
  53. Marine Protected Areas in South East Asia Updated: 2002 Ass. of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Centre for Nature Conservation (ARCBC), Univ. of Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI), Asian Bureau for Conservation (ABC), Dept. of Environment and Nat. Resources - Philippines (DENR)
  54. Segara Anakan, Indonesia Updated: 1982 World Nat. Parks Con., Indonesia
  55. Teluk Ambon Updated: 1991 Not Reported
  56. Protected areas in Nantu Forest, Indonesia Updated: 2003 UNEP-WCMC
  57. National Parks of Indonesia Updated: 2004 WWF Indonesia & UNEP-WCMC
  58. National and Local Marine Protected Areas in Indonesia Updated: 2011 Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
  59. Protected Areas of Iran Updated: 2002 Department of Environment (DOE), Bureau of Habitats and Protected Areas, Iran
  60. Data for Caspian Sea area for the IMaPs project Updated: 2006 Caspian Interactive Map Service (IMapS), Republic of Kazakhstan
  61. Protected Areas of Iran Updated: 2003 Department of Environment (DOE), Bureau of Habitats and Protected Areas, Iran
  62. Marine Protected Areas Iran Updated: 2005 Department of Natural Resources, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  63. Protected areas of Iran Updated: 1975 Not Reported
  64. National Park of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  65. Quasi National Park of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  66. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  67. Wilderness Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  68. Nature Conservation Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  69. National Wildlife Protection Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  70. Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  71. Forest Ecosystem Reserve of Japan Updated: 2016 Forestry Agency, Government of Japan
  72. Protected Water Surface of Japan Updated: 2016 Fishery Agency, Government of Japan
  73. Natural Habitat Conservation Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  74. Prefectural Natural Park of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  75. Prefectural Nature Conservation Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
  76. Green Corridor of Japan Updated: 2016 Forestry Agency, Government of Japan
  77. Common fishery right area of Japan Updated: 2016 Fishery Agency, Government of Japan
  78. Coastline Marine Resource Development Area of Japan Updated: 2016 Fishery Agency, Government of Japan
  79. Area designated by prefecture of Japan Updated: 2016 Fishery Agency, Government of Japan
  80. Phoenix Islands Protected Area Updated: 2017 Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development, Kiribati
  81. Protected Areas of Kiribati Updated: 2016 Environment and Conservation Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development
  82. Protected areas of Lao PDR Updated: 2008 WWF Greater Mekong, Aphone, Lao Cambodia Sumatra WWF Tiger Conservation Network
  83. Protected Area System in Lao PDR Updated: 1987 UNEP-WCMC
  84. Protected areas of Lao Updated: 1993 IUCN
  85. Protected Areas GIS dataset supplied by Diana Anthony GIS & Database Officer, WWF - Malaysia Borneo Programme Updated: 2004 WWF-Malaysia (Borneo Programme) and Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia
  86. WWF-Malaysia - Borneo Prog Updated: 2005 WWF-Malaysia
  87. Protected Areas ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) Updated: 2004 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Centre for Nature Conservation (ARCBC)
  88. Forest Distribution in Sarawak Updated: 1979 Land and Surveys, Sarawak, Malaysia
  89. Protected areas of Sabah, Malaysia Updated: 1989 Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia
  90. Protected areas on Peninsular Malaysia Updated: 1988 Forest Research Institute, Malaysia
  91. Marine Protected Areas of Malaysia Updated: 2018 Department of Marine Park Malaysia
  92. Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Updated: 2004 UNEP-WCMC
  93. Marine Protected Area of Malaysia Updated: 2020 Reef Guardian Sdn. Bhd.
  94. Protected Areas of Malaysia Updated: 2005 Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Malaysian Peninsula
  95. Protected Areas of Malaysia Updated: 1993 Forest Research Institute, Malaysia
  96. Protected areas of Sarawak Updated: 1988 Sarawak Forest Department, Malaysia
  97. Asian Wetlands Updated: 1989 UNEP-WCMC
  98. Bukit Kuala Selangor Updated: 2005 UNEP-WCMC
  99. Protected Areas ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) Updated: 2005 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Centre for Nature Conservation (ARCBC)
  100. Nurod-Urod Updated: 2003 Daily Express New Article, East Malaysia
  101. Protected Areas of the Maldives Updated: 2017 "Ministry of Environment and Energy, Environment Protection Agency"
  102. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2017 "Ministry of Environment and Energy, Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Office "
  103. Protected Areas of Marshall Islands Updated: 2015 Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA)
  104. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2005 Bureau of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme (MAB-ICC) (19th Sesssion), UNESCO HQ Paris
  105. Protected Areas of Mongolia Updated: 2020 Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia
  106. Myanmar Protected Areas Updated: 2020 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  107. Protected Areas of Nepal Updated: 2014 Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPCWC), Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
  108. Conservation Areas in Nepal Updated: 2003 Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPCWC), Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
  109. Protected areas of Nouvelle Caledonie Updated: 1981 Insititut National de l'Information géographique et forestière, France
  110. Protected areas of New Caledonia (Southern Province) Updated: 2019 Direction du service de l'Etat de l'Agriculture, de la Forêt et de l'Environnement
  111. L’Agence des aires marines protégées Updated: 2014 L’Agence des aires marines protégées
  112. Association pour le Sauvegarde de la Nature Caladonienne Updated: - Association pour le Sauvegarde de la Nature Caladonienne, Noumea
  113. Natural Park of the Coral Sea, New Caledonia Updated: 2014 Direction des affaires maritimes de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
  114. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2004 University of Queensland, Australia
  115. Ile Pam Updated: 2005 Not Reported
  116. Protect Planet Ocean Reconciliation Updated: 2010 UNEP-WCMC and IUCN
  117. Protected Areas of New Zealand Updated: 2018 Department of Conservation (DOC), Te Papa Atawhai, Wellington, New Zealand
  118. QEII National Trust Protected Open Spaces of New Zealand Updated: 2020 Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (Ngā Kairauhi Papa), Wellington, New Zealand
  119. Protected areas of Niue Updated: 2019 Niue Department of Environment via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  120. Protected areas of Pakistan Updated: 1990 Pakistan - National Council for Conservation of Wildlife, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Cooperatives
  121. Review of the Protected Areas System of the Indomalayan Realm Updated: 1990 The Asian Bureau for Conservation (ABC)
  122. Hawkes Bay/Sandspit Beaches Updated: 1981 Not Reported
  123. Cholistan Updated: 1986 Not Reported
  124. Pakistan Protected Areas Updated: 1988 UNEP/IUCN
  125. Protected Areas Pakistan Updated: 1988 IUCN/WCMC
  126. Protected Areas of Palau Updated: 2019 Palau National Marine Sanctuary Office via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  127. Protected areas of Papua New Guinea Updated: 2019 Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
  128. Protected Areas of the Philippines Updated: 2015 Biodiersity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  129. Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines Updated: 2012 Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF), Philippines
  130. Marine protected coast and reefs of Philippines Updated: 2004 Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF), Philippines
  131. ICCAs of the Philippines Updated: 2019 Philippine Association for Intercultural Development, Inc. (PAFID)
  132. Protected Areas of New Zealand Updated: 2005 Department of Conservation (DOC), Te Papa Atawhai, Wellington, New Zealand
  133. Mount Iglit Baco Updated: 2004 Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (Dept. of Env and Natural Resources), Philippines
  134. Protected Areas of Pitcairn Updated: 2017 Flanders Marine Institute 2016
  135. Protected areas of Samoa Updated: 2020 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  136. Pacific region protected areas Updated: 2003 University of Queensland, Australia
  137. Other Protected Areas of Samoa Updated: 1988 Environment Planning for Tourism Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  138. Protected Areas of Samoa Updated: 2003 Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment for Samoa
  139. Protected Areas of Singapore Updated: 2014 National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore
  140. Protected Areas of Solomon Islands Updated: 2020 Environmental and Conservation Division, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  141. Marine Protected Areas with No Take Updated: 2008 MPA Global, UNEP-WCMC & WWF
  142. Protected Areas of Korea Updated: 2020 Ministry of Environment, Korea National Park Service and Korea Protected Areas Forum on behalf of Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Cultural Heritage Administration, Korea Forest Service & MAB National Committee of the Republic of Korea
  143. Protected areas in Sri Lanka Updated: 2015 Forest Department of Sri Lanka
  144. Protected Areas System for Sri Lanka's Natural Forests Updated: 1997 Environmental Management Division, Forest Department, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Forestry, Sri Lanka
  145. Road Map of Sri Lanka - (2nd Edition) Updated: 1990 Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka
  146. Sri Lanka Sanctuaries Updated: 2005 Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) & Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC)
  147. Protected areas in Taiwan Updated: 2015 School of Forestry & Resource Conservation, NTU
  148. Protected Areas of Thailand Updated: 2010 Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand
  149. Protected Areas of Thailand Updated: 1996 Not Reported
  150. Protected areas of Timor-Leste Updated: 2019 Directorate General of Forestry, Coffee, and Industrial Plants, Government of Timor-Leste and Conservation International Timor-Leste
  151. Protected Areas of Tonga Updated: 2019 Department of Environment, MEIDECC via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  152. Protected areas of Tuvalu Updated: 2019 Department of Environment, Tuvalu via Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  153. Protected areas of Vanuatu Updated: 1990 South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Vanuatu
  154. Protected Areas of Vanuatu Updated: 2003 Director, Vanuatu Protected Areas Initiative, Wan Tok Environment Centre, Santo, Vanuatu
  155. Nguna Pele Marine Reserve Updated: 2007 UNEP-WCMC
  156. Vietnam protected areas Updated: 2015 Department of Nature Conservation Vietnam Administration of Forestry
  157. Vietnam Man and Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2009 Vietnam MAB Committee
  158. Protected Areas of Vietnam Updated: 2001 BirdLife International

Designations

National designations

36566
  • Marine Reserve 83
  • Nature Monument 1
  • Nature Reserve 2290
  • National Park 1304
  • Park 1
  • Marine Park 87
  • Forest Reserve 600
  • Private Reserve 1
  • Natural Monument 390
  • Nature Park 13
  • Wildlife Refuge 128
  • Marine Protected Area 162
  • National Park (Commonwealth) 8
  • National Park Aboriginal 30
  • Conservation Park 637
  • Wilderness Park 3
  • State Park 29
  • Protected Area 132
  • Marine National Park 48
  • National Park and ASEAN Heritage Park 9
  • Wildlife Sanctuary 241
  • Protection Forest Reserve 42
  • Wildlife Reserve 122
  • Strictly Protected Area 14
  • Te Urewera 2
  • Natural Park 30
  • Protected Landscape 47
  • Tourist Zone and Marine Reserve 1
  • Wilderness Area 16
  • National Monument 2
  • Recreation Park 14
  • National park and utilization of wildlife resources 3
  • Flamingo and Water Fowl Sanctuaries 2
  • State Reserve 66
  • Strict Nature Reserve 13
  • Faunal Reserve 3
  • Integral nature reserve 5
  • Natural Reserve 6
  • Game Reserve 96
  • Sanctuary 560
  • Nature Recreation Park 143
  • Scientific Reserve 99
  • Sanctuary Area 14
  • Scenic Reserve 1699
  • Biosphere Reserve 3
  • Reserve 38
  • Hunting Park 11
  • Ecological Area 113
  • Quasi National Park 56
  • Multiple Use Area 11
  • Conservation Area 492
  • Nature Conservation Area 10
  • Fish Habitat Area (A) 55
  • National Parks Act Schedule 4 park or reserve 7
  • Natural Features Reserve 2495
  • National Wildlife Refuge 4
  • National Wildlife Protection Area 82
  • Jungle Corridor 1
  • Virgin Jungle Reserve 123
  • Protected Forest 23
  • Communal Forest 28
  • Wildlife Management Area 45
  • Provincial Park 30
  • Special Botanical Reserve 14
  • Territorial Park 4
  • Special Fauna Reserve 5
  • Zone Management Area 9
  • Regional Park 20
  • Resource Reserve 52
  • Protected Landscape and Seascape 22
  • Historic Site 32
  • Nature reserve 30
  • Natural Biotic Area 4
  • Natural Monument - Buffer Zone 1
  • Game Refuge 1
  • Watershed Forest Reserve 60
  • Wildlife Sanctuary and ASEAN Heritage Park 5
  • Marine National Park and ASEAN Heritage Park 1
  • Locally Managed Marine Area 137
  • Grand Forest Park 37
  • Undesigned 29
  • Marine Recreation Park 21
  • Bird Sanctuary 8
  • Hunting Reserve 6
  • Fishery Reserve 2
  • Iguana Sanctuary 1
  • Forest Park 1
  • Wildlife Conservation Area 1
  • Country Park 23
  • Cultural and Historical Site 42
  • National Biodiversity Conservation Area 20
  • Other Area 36
  • Stewardship Area 2623
  • Community Conserved Area 2
  • Nature monument 13
  • Marine Nature Reserve 15
  • Not Reported 14
  • Nature Conservation Reserve 258
  • Forerst Reserve 1
  • Fish Habitat Area (B) 36
  • Aquatic Reserve 12
  • Fish Sanctuary 69
  • Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary 4
  • Waterfowl Sanctuary 2
  • Recreation Reserve 5
  • Marine Managed Area 6
  • National Heritage Wilderness Area 1
  • Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 3615
  • Marine-Coastal National Park 1
  • National Natural Monument 18
  • Nature Reserve and Marine Reserve 1
  • Special Fauna and Flora Reserve 1
  • Forest Conservation Area 19
  • Natural Reserve - National Park 1
  • Protection Forest 1
  • Marine Nature Recreation Park 5
  • Wilderness Study Area 1
  • State Conservation Area 120
  • Conservation Covenant 3090
  • Wilderness Protection Area 14
  • Regional Reserve 155
  • Reference Area 144
  • Reserved Forest 385
  • Conservation Forest 62
  • Other State Forest 23
  • Marine Conservation Area 20
  • National Park - Buffer Zone 12
  • Scenic Area 18
  • Special Marine Reserve 11
  • Bird Reserve 2
  • Closed Area 5
  • Other Conservation Area 6
  • National Marine Reserve 1
  • Conservation Reserve 66
  • Forest Ecosystem Reserve 30
  • National Biodiversity Conservation Area and ASEAN Heritage Park 1
  • Managed Resource Protected Area 1
  • Reef areas protected 23
  • Island and Reef areas protected 4
  • Wetland 1
  • Biological Corridor 8
  • Nature Recreation Area 25
  • 5(1)(h) Reserve 126
  • 5(1)(g) Reserve 45
  • Community Conservation Area 15
  • Private Nature Reserve 94
  • Restricted Area 6
  • Co-Management Area 10
  • Seasonal integral nature reserve 1
  • Locally managed protected area 10
  • Reef and Giri areas protected 1
  • Reef and Channel areas protected 1
  • Special Use Forest 1
  • Wetland Protected Area 33
  • Marine Sanctuary 147
  • Fishery Refuge and Sanctuary 6
  • Protected Landscape - Buffer Zone 1
  • Seagrass Sanctuary 7
  • Marine Park and Sanctuary 2
  • Marine Refuge and Sanctuary 1
  • Seagrass and Fish Sanctuary 2
  • Marine Sanctuary and Reservation Area 1
  • Protected Seascape 3
  • Protected Landscape/Seascape - Buffer Zone 7
  • Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve 2
  • Natural Biotic Area - Buffer Zone 2
  • Resource Reserve - Buffer Zone 1
  • Natural Park - Buffer Zone 3
  • Watershed Forest Reserve - Buffer Zone 1
  • Government Reserve 17
  • Permanent Park Preserve 1
  • CA Set Aside 2
  • Botanic Garden 5
  • Indigenous Protected Area 75
  • Historical Reserve 4
  • Proposed National Parks Act park or park addition 6
  • Coastal Reserve 1
  • Other Conservation Area or Nature Park 1
  • Heritage Park 1
  • Special Management Area 6
  • National Historical Park 1
  • Australian Marine Park 58
  • Nature Refuge 522
  • Heritage River 18
  • Natural Catchment Area 25
  • Private Sanctuary 23
  • Remote and Natural Area - Schedule 6, National Parks Act 22
  • Wilderness Zone 20
  • Remote and Natural Area - not scheduled under Nat Parks Act 2
  • Heritage Agreement 1542
  • Coordinated Conservation Area 2
  • Other 3
  • Wetland Protected Area - Tidal Flat 12
  • Preserve 2
  • Forest Preserve 2
  • Resource Management Area 2
  • Benthic Protection Area 20
  • Baekdudaegan Mountains Reserve 1
  • Forest Genetic Resources Reserve 358
  • County Park 27
  • District Marine Protected Areas 8
  • Coastal and Small Island Park 2
  • Small Island Park 2
  • Coastal Park 4
  • Marine Management Area 1
  • Scenic Site 113
  • Ecosystem and Landscape Conservation Area 33
  • Special Island 257
  • Karst Conservation Reserve 4
  • CCA Zone 1 National Park 34
  • CCA Zone 3 State Conservation Area 23
  • Multi/Multiple Use Conservation Area 10
  • ra'ui 4
  • Aboriginal Area 3
  • Flora Reserve 73
  • Marine and Fish Sanctuary 2
  • Fish Sanctuary and Fish Reserve 1
  • Marine Fishery Reserve 1
  • Seagrass Protected Area 1
  • Local Purpose Reserve 5
  • Closed Seamount Area 17
  • Specially Protected Area 15
  • Wildlife Reserve - Buffer Zone 3
  • Protected Water Surface 52
  • Natural Habitat Conservation Area 9
  • Prefectural Natural Park 306
  • Prefectural Nature Conservation Area 536
  • Dolphine Sanctuary 3
  • Reef, Lagoon and Sand bank areas protected 1
  • Beach and lagoon areas protected 1
  • Mangrove and Wetland areas protected 2
  • Mangrove, Island, Reef and Lagoon areas protected 1
  • Island, Reef and Lagoon areas 7
  • Wetland and Water bodies areas protected 1
  • NRS Addition - Gazettal in Progress 75
  • Parks and Wildlife Center 1
  • IBA 1
  • Historic or Cultural Area 1
  • Wildlife Conservation Area and Bird Sanctuary 1
  • Safari Park 2
  • Eco Park 5
  • National Botanic Garden 1
  • Fisheries Reserve 1
  • Small Island Reserve 1
  • Marine Wildlife Reserves 1
  • Mangrove and Wetland areas 2
  • Water Dam 2
  • Major Wildlife Habitat 37
  • Green Corridor 24
  • Common fishery right area 39
  • Coastline Marine Resource Development Area, designated sea area 30
  • Riparian Buffer Zone 4
  • Environment Conservation Marine Area 4
  • Water Source Protection Area 294
  • Wildlife Protection Area 394
  • Wildlife Special Protection Area 1
  • Urban Natural Park Areas 13
  • National Park (Scientific) 9
  • Protection of Maritime Culture 1
  • landscape reserve 196
  • disaster prevention reserve 96
  • catchment reserve protection area 1116
  • Management Area 6
  • Marine Natural Reserve 2
  • Recreation Zone 1
  • State Waters 1
  • Fishing Zone 1
  • Fishery Resource Conservation Area 30
  • Special measure areas 2
  • Life environment reserve 1
  • Life environment reserve 1
  • Open Space QEII National Trust Property 14
  • Open Space Covenant 4680
  • Seasonal nature reserve 2
  • Geo-features Significant Area 1
  • Mangrove, Wetland and Reef areas 3
  • Island (Mangrove, Wetland, Reef and lagoon) areas 2
  • Island, Lagoon, Reef and Dive Site 2
  • Dive site 2
  • Sandbank and Lagoon areas 2
  • Island 1
  • Island, Mangrove and Reef areas 1
  • Dive site with island 1
  • Lagoon, Reef and Dive site areas 1
  • Natural Environment Conservation Areas 1
  • Biodiversity Corridor of Protected Area 3
  • Natural Heritage Park 2
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 56
  • Mangrove Forest Reserve 17
  • Territorial Reserve 2
  • Controlled Forest 1
  • Non Hunting Area 13
  • Turtle Sanctuary 1
  • National Historic Monument 1
  • Marine Multiple Use Reserve 1
  • Special Area 1
  • Recreational Reserve 3
  • Scenery Reserve 1
  • Marine Fish Sanctuary 1
  • Marine Project 1
  • Ra'ui 3
  • Commercial Forest Reserve 2
  • Amenity Forest Reserve 2
  • Marine Protected Area/Tabu 12
  • Community Based Fishery 59
  • Area designated by prefecture, fishery operator group, etc. 31

Regional designations

0

International designations

555
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 109
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 76
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 370

Asia & Pacific Protected Areas

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citation

UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Asia & Pacific from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net