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  1. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    I would put “Antarctica” at the top of the list, since it’s protected by UN Charter.

  2. Bob
    Bob at |

    Isn’t this list backwards?

  3. Peter Boucher
    Peter Boucher at |

    Though it may not be the largest protected area in the world but the Island of Ni’ihau which is the very most western island of Hawai’i is very highly protected. You need both state and governmental approval to go on to that island which usually boils down to scientists. I know that as I lived in Honolulu, Hawai’i for 2 years and worked at the Bishop Museum as their purchasing agent (Hawai’is’ State Museum and considered the world’s greatest museum for Pacificana studies in the world). Ni’ihau is protected better then Fort Knox, trust me on that one !

  4. Indo Raya
    Indo Raya at |

    You are missing out Papua Barat- or Indonesian West Guinea- 30% of it is National Park making it one of the largest in the world.
    It requires pre-approval for tourist visa including police clearance and Intel background check to make sure visitors (mainly scientists) are not NGO’s creating internal political problems.
    Add to that- it requires military escort & airlift- much is undiscovered and the areas is still inhabited by cannibals- last documented case was 2010.

  5. Ralph Kadel
    Ralph Kadel at |

    KAZA has an area of 440.000 km² (treaty month of August 2012).
    Therefore in my mind it is the largest transboundary conservation area in the world.
    kind regards

  6. jes
    jes at |

    Umm… isn’t Antarctica in the world? 14,000,000 sq km protected under the UN’s Antarctica Treaty and the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. Just sayin’…

  7. Simon Boag
    Simon Boag at |

    The South East Marine Reserve Network in SE Australia is 388 464 km2. http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/marine/marine-reserves/south-east/overview
    Not sure about Antarctica but this puts the reserve in SE Australia at number 3.


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