Australia, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas

11,045

1,502

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1
TOTAL 4

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.0%

coverage

1,487,679 km2

Land Area Protected

7,722,102 km2

Total Land Area

20.0%

with management effectiveness evaluation

303,142.0 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

41.0%

coverage

3,014,429 km2

Marine Area Protected

7,432,133 km2

Total Marine Area

13.0%

with management effectiveness evaluation

379,168.0 km2

Area Assessed

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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
2529 22.9
75 0.68
1162 10.52
2423 21.94
2794 25.3
365 3.3
1409 12.76
259 2.34
29 0.26

Governance types

Related countries & territories

National designations

68

Categories Count
1
101
20
83
3
2
20
49
14
23
3
119
94
32
2
72
2
813
22
259
91
2
25
23
74
1
34
2
5
65
4
26
6
10
428
1
22
11
14
27
13
155
4
57
9
14
54
61
3
2499
572
18
1
7
684
144
500
4
25
51
1780
1569
31
22
1
2
23
45

Regional designations

0

Categories Count