France, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

4,612

18 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
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

25.98% coverage

142,641 km2 Land Area Protected

548,954 km2 Total Land Area

30% 6th National Report Coverage

3.5% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,994.572407 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

45.05% coverage

154,902 km2 Marine Area Protected

343,866 km2 Total Marine Area

23% 6th National Report Coverage

0.07% with management effectiveness evaluation

113.2308 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
48 1.04
6 0.13
13 0.28
2628 56.98
62 1.34
1796 38.94
54 1.17
5 0.11