Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

145,823

Polygons/Points ratio

91%

Polygons

9%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 35
For National designations 37
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 76

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

18.76%

coverage

3,153,972 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

9.78%

coverage

975,519 km2

Marine Area Protected

17,542,704 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 %
6824 4.0
845 0.0
595 0.0
17146 11.0
42259 28.0
13888 9.0
1469 1.0
28535 19.0
33361 22.0
901 0.0

National designations

332

Categories Count
21
18
39
7
178
17
1162
1171
184
46
545
172
10
38
1126
9
21
17
17
1
49
54
138
13
203
134
8
1
97
3
1
603
4
4
13
22
4
1816
82
45
26
5
113
9
1784
7
4
3
7755
6
1
8
1
9
576
3
7
2
2
5
335
62
1
10
3
27
54
4
9
146
134
378
1
9750
24
222
151
9
780
1
89
4813
132
7
7
1
18
35
155
224
64
172
23
6
17
61
30
236
8
24
29
1
1
7
1
35
3
3
134
11
48
9
3
6
19
3
8
1
7
26
1
4
51
223
30
19
20
355
91
1
4
24
15
3
15
5
7
35
153
21
12
28
2
72
9
3
56
693
174
12
95
3
16
10
35
164
391
104
10
2
91
41
4
17
28
12
2
18
602
78
48
1815
180
16
74
82
15
6
19
4
1
1
152
1919
41
600
10577
244
37
153
1
9
3
67
36
75
272
171
4
13
160
215
1
828
1
6
18
7
33
77
42
47
2
563
25
34
842
11
102
62
5
20
1
2
1
8
16
5
3
20
88
1
1
305
390
967
16
342
23
4
1
5
331
7
359
1
34
417
175
1
44
235
27
17
20401
9
62
1
7
12
2
1
259
12
11
13
17
4062
1
1
2
36
6
42
9
34
1
4
2941
21
5
7
19
2
91
1
365
176
5
2
1
1
697
9
2
2
6613
14
1
6
9041
1
9
55
6
1
48
282
5
2
21
2
4
170
20
8
26
30
277
4
824
6
10
2323
436
283
8
1
5
4
12
14