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Cook Islands


Protected Area Count


Management Effectiveness Assessments

1,981,931.21 km² / 1,972,842.36 km² (100.00%) Protected


64.92 km² / 258.14 km² (25.15%) Protected


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.

Source: from


Total: 1156
Endemic: 7
Threatened: 17
Threatened Endemic: 5
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Key Biodiversity Areas
Total: 9
Fully Protected: 2
Partially Protected: 4
Not Protected: 3
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Warm Water Coral Data
Total Area: 253.268 km2
Protected Area: 110.191 km2
Protected Percentage: 43.5%

Original dataset provided by UNEP-WCMC (2021)

UNEP-WCMC and IUCN 2024,
Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)/The Global Database on Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME),
Feb 2024, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN.
Available at:
Designation Reported Area Reported Marine Area IUCN Category Management Plan Status Status Year WDPA ID
Takutea Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 1.20km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1903 555705176
Marine Protected Area (Pukapuka/ Nassau) Marine Conservation Zone 31362.00km² 31362.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2017 555624907
Suwarrow National Park National Park 1.60km² 0.00km² II Not Reported Designated 1978 4256