Asia & Pacific

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Number of Countries

56

Number of Protected areas

29,293

Polygons/Points ratio

95%

Polygons

5%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 23
For National designations 156
TOTAL 179

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

18.89%

coverage

4,558,596 km2

Land Area Protected

31,130,413 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.27%

coverage

11,110,431 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 %
3268 11.0
535 1.0
1780 6.0
6948 23.0
9659 32.0
2018 6.0
2312 7.0
2586 8.0
187 0.0

National designations

295

Categories Count
302
3
1
26
1
69
3
4
1
1
19
5
109
143
124
4
1
1
2
2
1
4
7
3
2
245
3
14
22
1
23
1
91
6
85
28
56
111
2
1
8
16
1
8
25
306
3
2
600
1
4
14
113
7
1
2
2
5
1
18
1
3
1
3
1
259
4
1
4
22
10
3615
4
148
175
30
1
1
3
6
30
48
2
1
29
2
8
1
15
1
1
25
13
144
20
59
20
2
23
1
1
62
2
1
9
10
2
1
9
8
14
58
5
6
1
1
65
384
96
393
24
29
74
1
4
11
10
21
12
11
1
32
1
1
3
3
2
1
1
1
27
45
20
1
56
37
22
1
37
1612
31
27
1
17
1
14
1
60
1
536
48
101
12
2499
1
195
3
2
1
14
5
2
34
11
30
4
2680
1
143
4
31
1
1
2
123
66
1
1
4
6
7
2
2
2
3
1
20
563
2
231
1
3
33
1
2
3
5
7
30
17
96
1
624
13
6
6
13
4
32
21
1
54
1
52
23
2
1
1264
1
31
2249
1
123
12
1
72
84
1
34
485
22
155
18
83
14
1
388
2
1
14
23
23
37
20
2
82
42
121
1
1
42
1584
500
31
1
1
51
1
22
1
1
3
1
1
1
37
2
1569
30
23
1
2
2
1
1
17
4
2
3
123
4
2
1
39
4

Regional designations

0

Categories Count