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French Polynesia


Protected Area Count


Management Effectiveness Assessments

2,022.80 km² / 4,795,468.10 km² (0.04%) Protected


76.60 km² / 3,780.06 km² (2.03%) 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: 1702
Endemic: 44
Threatened: 35
Threatened Endemic: 20
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Key Biodiversity Areas

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Warm Water Coral Data

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UNEP-WCMC and IUCN 2024,
Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)/The Global Database on Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME),
Jul 2024, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN.
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Designation Reported Area Reported Marine Area IUCN Category Management Plan Status Status Year WDPA ID
Aire Marine Protégée Dans Les Eaux Territoriales De L’Île De Clipperton Biotope Protection Order 1807.49km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 2016 555597299
Lagon de Moorea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 50.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Management plan is implemented and is available Designated 2008 109029
Bellinghausen (Motu One) Territorial Reserve 9.60km² 9.60km² IV Not Reported Designated 1992 220028
Ilôt de Sable Natural Reserve 0.01km² 0.01km² IV Not Reported Designated 1971 555547618
Eiao Island Natural Reserve 43.80km² 43.80km² IV Not Reported Designated 1971 555547619
Hatutu Island Reserve Integrale Strict Nature Reserve 18.10km² 9.05km² IV Not Reported Designated 1971 555547620
Taiaro Strict Nature Reserve 9.23km² 9.23km² IV Not Reported Designated 1973 555547737
Commune de Fakarava UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 9.30km² 0.00km² Not Applicable Not Reported Designated 1977 2068
Scilly Atoll Reserve Territorial Reserve 113.00km² 96.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1992 4262
Mohotani Reserve Integrale Natural Reserve 15.50km² 7.75km² IV Not Reported Designated 1971 4263
Taiaro Atoll Nature Reserve Strict Nature Reserve 20.00km² 0.00km² IV Not Reported Designated 1972 71028