China, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas

2,158

88

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

35%

Polygons

65%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 7
For National designations 10
TOTAL 17

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

15.61%

coverage

1,461,511 km2

Land Area Protected

9,361,609 km2

Total Land Area

13.71%

with management effectiveness evaluation

200,413.0 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

833.0 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.

Part of the protected areas dataset for China is restricted.

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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

0

Categories Count