China, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas


88 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

35% Polygons

65% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 7
For National designations 10

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

15.61% coverage

1,461,511 km2 Land Area Protected

9,361,609 km2 Total Land Area

15% 6th National Report Coverage

13.71% with management effectiveness evaluation

200,412.8047 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

5.41% coverage

47,492 km2 Marine Area Protected

878,364 km2 Total Marine Area

1.75% with management effectiveness evaluation

832.7126 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1 0.05
2 0.09
1862 86.28
22 1.02
227 10.52
44 2.04

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
6 0.28
1952 90.45
200 9.27

Related countries & territories

Child countries & territories

Name Code

Regional designations


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