Australia, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas

10,677

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

16.98%

coverage

1,311,457.0 km2

Land Area Protected

7,722,102.0 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

40.65%

coverage

3,021,418.0 km2

Marine Area Protected

7,432,133.4 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 %
2505 23.46
73 0.68
1100 10.3
2406 22.53
2766 25.91
352 3.3
1381 12.93
65 0.61
29 0.27

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
A 7598 71.16
B 1770 16.58
C 1152 10.79
D 67 0.63
90 0.84

National designations

74

Categories Count
1
83
34
3
11
1770
155
10
1
1
6
473
8
607
27
23
286
3
49
6
32
4
45
68
19
61
22
1
1
1563
23
428
1
18
14
327
12
259
67
65
2
4
31
22
25
7
15
2
4
4
24
54
3
8
685
2
1
4
34
126
144
21
13
2
14
26
1
123
23
57
2
5
2499
12

Regional designations

0

Categories Count