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PAPUA NEW GUINEA PROTECTION COVERAGE

Papua New Guinea

57

Protected Area Count

51

Management Effectiveness Assessments

3,343.51 km² / 2,407,381.82 km² (0.14%) Protected

Marine

17,247.56 km² / 467,405.92 km² (3.69%) Protected

Terrestrial

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 ProtectedPlanet.net.

BIODIVERSITY

Species
Total: 5698
Endemic: 372
Threatened: 91
Threatened Endemic: 53
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Key Biodiversity Areas
Total: 129
Fully Protected: 0
Partially Protected: 23
Not Protected: 106
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Warm Water Coral Data
Total Area: 7255.249 km2
Protected Area: 297.17 km2
Protected Percentage: 4.1%

Original dataset provided by UNEP-WCMC (2021)

UNEP-WCMC and IUCN 2023,
Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)/The Global Database on Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME),
Feb 2023, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN.
Available at: www.protectedplanet.net.
Designation Reported Area Reported Marine Area IUCN Category Management Plan Status Status Year WDPA ID
YUS Conservation Area 750.00km² 0.00km² VI Yes Designated 2009 555651678
Sinub Wildlife Management Area 0.17km² 0.00km² III Not Reported Proposed 2003 220246
Laugum Marine Locally Managed Marine Area 0.73km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 316932
Tabad Island Marine Locally Managed Marine Area 0.16km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 316933
Laugum Wildlife Management Area 0.86km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Proposed 2003 316938
Managalas Conservation Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2017 555651673
Inaina Wildlife Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 555651674
Libano-Arisai Wildlife Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2008 555651675
Libano-Hose Wildlife Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2008 555651676
Sulamesi Wildlife Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2007 555651677
Tabad Island Wildlife Management Area 0.16km² 0.08km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2002 555547659
Tonda Wildlife Management Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5900.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Management plan is not implented but is available Designated 1993 68136
Lihir Island Protected Area 19.80km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1991 15894
Ndrolowa (I) Marine Managed Area 58.50km² 26.94km² VI Not Reported Designated 1985 15781
Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area 2700.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1993 106683
Laugum Island Wildlife Management Area 0.73km² 0.73km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2001 555547660
Varirata National Park 10.63km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1969 839
Lake Kutubu Wildlife Management Area 49.24km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1992 61533
Mt Kaindi Wildlife Management Area 15.02km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1990 316937
Bagiai Wildlife Management Area 137.60km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 4205
Pirung Eight Islands Wildlife Management Area 432.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1989 15788
Mc Adams National Park 20.81km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1962 838
Kamiali Wildlife Management Area 474.13km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1996 220242
Crown Island Wildlife Sanctuary 589.69km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 15789
Mt Gahavisuka Provincial Park 0.77km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1989 9714
Kavakuna Caves Wildlife Management Area 0.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 377717
Neiru (Aird Hills) Wildlife Management Area 0.04km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1987 15783
Ranba Wildlife Sanctuary 157.24km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 12888
Hombareta Wildlife Management Area 1.30km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 316895
Mt Wilhelm National Park 8.17km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1990 71364
M'Buke Locally Managed Marine Area 1.02km² 1.02km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2002 555547899
Iomare Wildlife Management Area 38.27km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1987 15782
Tab Island Locally Managed Marine Area 9.70km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 555547657
Hunstein Range Wildlife Management Area 2200.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 377712
Klampun Wildlife Management Area 52.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2003 377713
Zo-oimaga Wildlife Management Area 15.10km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1981 9717
Maza Wildlife Management Area 1842.30km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1978 4202
Oi Mada Wara Wildlife Management Area 224.95km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1981 15787
Jimi (Ruti) Valley National Park 41.80km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1991 15797
Pokili Wildlife Management Area 98.40km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1975 4123
Lake Lavu Wildlife Management Area 26.40km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1981 9718
Siwi-Utame Wildlife Management Area 125.40km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 9721
Baniara Island Protected Area 2.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1975 4201
Mt Susu Natural Reserve 1.18km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 4197
Namanatabu Reserve 0.29km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1979 4199
Whal Island Locally Managed Marine Area 0.07km² 0.02km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1997 555547900
Sinub Island Marine Locally Managed Marine Area 0.12km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 2006 555547658
Lake Kutubu Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 49.24km² 0.00km² Not Reported Management plan is available but not implented Designated 1998 166883
Tavalo Wildlife Management Area 200.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 377716
Ranba Wildlife Management Area 419.22km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 4203
Garu Wildlife Management Area 87.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1976 4122
Mojirau Wildlife Management Area 50.79km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1978 9720
Talele Island Natural Reserve - National Park 0.31km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 20057
Balek Wildlife Sanctuary 4.70km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 4204
Tonda Wildlife Management Area 5900.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1975 4200
Sawataetae Wildlife Management Area 7.00km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1977 9719
Nusareng Wildlife Management Area 0.22km² 0.00km² Not Reported Not Reported Designated 1986 377715