Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

146,045

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

18.64%

coverage

3,150,026 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

10.37%

coverage

1,293,131 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
42260 28.0
13888 9.0
1469 1.0
28771 19.0
33361 22.0
886 0.0

National designations

332

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