Papua New Guinea, Asia & Pacific

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Number of Protected areas


0 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

77% Polygons

23% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 1
For National designations 2

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

3.07% coverage

14,330 km2 Land Area Protected

467,406 km2 Total Land Area

95.94% with management effectiveness evaluation

13,748.05877 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

0.19% coverage

4,585 km2 Marine Area Protected

2,407,382 km2 Total Marine Area

92.13% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,224.55 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1 1.41
1 1.41
4 5.63
65 91.55

Governance types

Regional designations


Categories Count

International designations