Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

152,773

15,961

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

88%

Polygons

12%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 34
For National designations 36
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 74

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.1%

coverage

3,158,553 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,408 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.15%

coverage

1,277,999 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 %
7157 4.0
897 0.0
596 0.0
17930 11.0
43910 28.0
13968 9.0
1474 0.0
32912 21.0
33044 21.0
885 0.0

National designations

341

Categories Count
270
384
5
67
34
7
7
4
55
20
30
60
10
21
13
439
8
3
38
21
17
15
164
11
27
24
37
9
285
5
1
2
4
1
3
1919
113
104
1
1816
2
6
5
1
5
870
4
3
18
3631
9
9
2323
5
62
2
3
6
1
1
7
365
82
37
140
9
74
16
2
5
3
21
1
9716
5
6
1
34
9
10
1
169
1
5
1784
331
2
132
75
203
7
7
30
6613
8
1
64
4
6
355
390
84
350
7
1
1172
46
16
9
19
3
4
2
12
1
24
4
1
28
326
27
277
4
153
4
6
46
17
8
61
590
24
13
7
1
91
7
82
12
1
7
134
35
57
1
54
3
15
19
10
35
88
153
236
1
11
28
833
13
17
28
2
2
1
1
11
180
9
12
96
26
6
52
19
603
566
48
26
25
2
1
91
24
41
2
91
2
18
608
1
3
1815
9109
24
15
19
2
1
78
167
1
3
1268
1088
169
272
4
16
13
155
11
8
23
175
4
1
22
21
9
45
9
41
48
56
1
4
222
1
25
17
18
153
33
1
12
150
328
34
42
8
62
102
66
11
1
1
3
54
42
5
16
2
21
193
1
597
693
171
3
160
6
5
8
10
964
4
1
5
223
23
48
9
361
420
1
66
12
17
4109
28
191
33
1
551
4
13
97
13
261
42
192
460
5
11
2
305
4
1
77
184
171
29
134
9
20773
72
234
832
52
1
7
18
17
14
222
1
35
7
138
9
7
11
8591
1
4
780
749
5
4
7956
35
26
184
3
6
10643
16
14
1
929
1