Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

146,096

15,985

with management effectiveness evaluations

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

19.02%

coverage

3,269,007 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.13%

coverage

1,297,748 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 %
6828 4.0
846 0.0
598 0.0
17152 11.0
42293 28.0
13890 9.0
1473 1.0
28770 19.0
33361 22.0
885 0.0

National designations

336

Categories Count
244
391
48
8
64
9
1
9
1
7755
20
20
10
780
10
170
4
4
436
38
1126
21
17
164
17
184
27
36
20
1
8
2941
37
1
4
3
41
19
1919
222
1816
9
5
17
7
4
8
3
18
824
9
9
2323
91
5
2
1
223
1
10
365
82
134
1
9
74
4
5
9
335
277
9750
26
1
13
235
4
1
6613
1
331
7
132
16
5
172
7
7
24
6
34
1
1
2
51
1
61
104
30
55
10577
16
1
355
17
1
11
16
4
3
545
12
3
153
4
2
46
78
48
18
91
576
3
1162
1
152
6
14
5
1
9
153
17
7
97
21
4
4813
54
3
15
19
10
35
47
146
5
22
1
842
2
23
7
28
151
1
62
75
174
9
12
95
8
12
45
19
563
72
1
25
6
34
89
39
5
283
5
9
178
24
2
18
609
1
236
1815
9041
15
2
19
4
4
1
35
91
13
600
3
3
113
203
35
8
17
42
7
3
2
11
175
6
1
13
42
21
20
36
26
41
9
2
48
215
828
1
6
176
4
18
1
33
1
12
272
1
44
16
102
138
62
9
11
1
11
1
27
54
5
9
21
30
3
693
171
62
1
7
603
30
6
28
390
967
2
4
5
88
134
23
56
359
34
417
1
17
4062
24
342
1
1171
3
12
6
259
2
1
29
378
7
11
3
7
305
77
1
3
172
224
134
2
1
20401
4
12
697
49
4
67
1784
14
13
155
35
7
8
11
6
4
2
1
282
2
82
8
2
21
160
26
180
2
6
13
15
1
1
1