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