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 38
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 77

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
597 0.0
17151 11.0
42282 28.0
13894 9.0
1483 1.0
28769 19.0
33361 22.0
885 0.0

National designations

339

Categories Count
5
244
39
391
55
64
29
8
223
91
184
20
10
1
1
1171
436
16
21
17
17
164
11
27
20
36
1
13
1
97
1
1
1
4
1
4
6
1816
45
9
600
1919
4
1
1
3
18
7755
6
1
1
9
2316
331
58
37
2
1
5
4813
828
14
365
82
1
56
9
9
74
16
134
24
9749
9
30
10
235
1
17
7
24
132
1
172
7
7
1784
2
88
5
23
6
10
91
48
6
22
1
16
283
224
134
34
104
780
1
1
28
18
153
11
48
46
13
3
6613
12
576
38
335
13
1
3
91
1
4
138
2
1
7
89
355
35
178
4
4
155
54
3
15
9
41
3
35
41
146
24
842
2
67
28
151
8
9
72
3
173
9
12
95
4
10
17
19
160
563
222
1
25
47
19
4
17
2
18
608
2
1815
9041
7
15
19
4
1
1
2
19
170
30
3
13
13
4
236
3
1
17
8
175
75
113
20
21
36
277
5
7
2
62
215
1
6
18
18
153
33
1
12
10577
152
1
44
272
282
1
102
62
11
1
11
54
42
5
3
21
9
203
1126
21
693
171
11
9
51
35
8
305
7
967
2
5
61
4
23
5
5
8
1
7
9
359
8
417
1
42
17
4062
1
8
16
7
3
12
2
3
259
7
1
176
378
1
11
82
2
6
5
34
12
4
2941
77
390
7
4
1
172
342
134
603
20401
4
2
1
697
49
2
1162
5
78
1
14
26
6
24
9
12
6
8
48
5
2
4
30
3
21
20
26
180
4
824
6
545
26
15
3
3
2
27
34