Asia & Pacific

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Number of Countries

56

Number of Protected areas

30,660

3,109

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

90%

Polygons

10%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 23
For National designations 160
TOTAL 183

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

18.92%

coverage

4,575,011 km2

Land Area Protected

31,130,435 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.26%

coverage

11,114,004 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 %
3219 10.0
533 1.0
1745 5.0
6924 22.0
9370 30.0
3867 12.0
2251 7.0
2567 8.0
184 0.0

National designations

304

Categories Count
1
1
7
4
163
39
20
4
4
1
15
19
2
109
565
124
32
306
5
31
5
293
2
7
1
230
2
8
34
1
3
123
1
30
12
68
108
31
45
6
123
12
1
65
8
31
1
29
1
56
4
3
27
1
1
567
1
4
1
14
56
14
1
1
536
1
1
3
5
1
18
11
1
1
259
1
4
2
59
23
67
1
148
24
1
1
2680
14
3
123
1406
32
20
2
21
109
1
82
1
4
2
39
3
128
6
195
62
21
23
1
4
4
1
1
48
3615
1
69
3
118
1
23
1
58
2
2
1
2
23
96
13
30
3
3
2
1
33
1
3
20
11
1
1
17
7
25
17
1
1
6
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
485
18
30
22
1
1
12
1
379
1
1
31
60
1
83
1
4
11
4
2
1
155
30
1
33
10
1
1
113
17
23
1
53
2
6
1
12
5
12
5
1
52
1
1
1
12
23
1
2
12
2
1
3
28
2
2
2499
42
30
1
1
1
286
1
22
46
22
3
1
2
14
4
140
7
1
3
4
26
2
1264
385
4
4253
26
42
2
4
84
8
2
2
4
13
6
144
11
1
14
6
37
221
20
3
105
24
1
3
1
1
110
6
1
33
2
227
1
8
1
1
6
1584
473
1
1
24
13
40
14
1
8
9
1
1
2
1563
37
4
3
19
1
346
2
15
22
1
3
4

Regional designations

0

Categories Count