Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

146,047

0

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

18.68%

coverage

3,149,832 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,406 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.12%

coverage

1,277,573 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
846 0.0
597 0.0
17146 11.0
42260 28.0
13888 9.0
1469 1.0
28771 19.0
33361 22.0
885 0.0

National designations

332

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