Germany, Europe

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Number of Protected areas


20 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 3

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

37.87% coverage

135,401 km2 Land Area Protected

357,584 km2 Total Land Area

4% 5th National Report Coverage

1.49% with management effectiveness evaluation

2,011.829926 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

45.36% coverage

25,563 km2 Marine Area Protected

56,358 km2 Total Marine Area

32.33% with management effectiveness evaluation

8,265.144 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
16 0.07
8217 36.06
8567 37.59
5342 23.44
25 0.11
623 2.73

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
22719 99.69
65 0.29
6 0.03

National designations