Asia & Pacific

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Number of Countries

56

Number of Protected areas

29,532

3,059

with management effectiveness evaluations

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

18.93%

coverage

4,575,011 km2

Land Area Protected

31,130,435 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.25%

coverage

11,111,961 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 %
3272 11.0
533 1.0
1800 6.0
6975 23.0
10072 34.0
2022 6.0
2307 7.0
2363 8.0
188 0.0

National designations

296

Categories Count
1
1
1
1
2
30
1
101
20
394
4
19
1
31
27
128
32
83
4
1
1
7
1
245
56
3
20
85
69
1
48
23
123
1
15
14
27
22
3
1
3
8
1
8
121
600
3
1
1
1
4
56
37
1
32
1
2
4
2
23
1
30
143
1
4
1
3615
72
175
3
39
30
2
1
1670
31
1
96
1
13
1
82
1
24
21
259
91
6
2
4
1
25
4
1
23
62
23
2
1
1
74
11
1
34
1
31
2
5
1
3
6
65
384
14
4
29
2
2
33
34
6
5
1
11
1
16
52
12
11
2
1
111
9
59
20
2
2
1
109
3
563
1
60
10
1
5
488
1
1
37
1
22
148
2623
14
4
13
27
17
1
2
14
1
1
1
4
1
1
155
8
30
4
58
113
9
22
37
30
54
1
66
2
12
1
4
3
3
3
2
37
536
143
6
15
42
1
28
5
17
2499
1
100
4
626
16
1
230
306
8
1
2
18
2
4
5
6
1
7
3
23
1
1265
42
302
2
22
388
1
14
12
7
2
84
1
1
3
10
144
18
1699
500
1
9
2
271
2
15
1
17
1
2
1
142
6
123
25
14
1
51
2252
7
2
3
4
20
1569
1
1
1
31
2
17
2
1
1
29
2
3
26
22
1
1
13
3
10
1
1
1
2
1
23
45
2
3
1
5

Regional designations

0

Categories Count