Bulgaria, Europe

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Number of Protected areas


25 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

99% Polygons

1% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 4
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

40.59% coverage

44,996 km2 Land Area Protected

110,863 km2 Total Land Area

34% 5th National Report Coverage

10.46% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,708.788267 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

8.11% coverage

2,852 km2 Marine Area Protected

35,172 km2 Total Marine Area

0.29% with management effectiveness evaluation

8.252788 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
55 3.94
3 0.22
349 25.02
35 2.51
11 0.79
561 40.22
363 26.02
18 1.29

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
1366 97.92
29 2.08

National designations