Greenland, Polar

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Number of Protected areas


2 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

96% Polygons

4% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

41.12% coverage

885,648 km2 Land Area Protected

2,154,016 km2 Total Land Area

0.65% with management effectiveness evaluation

5,749.926976 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

4.52% coverage

102,325 km2 Marine Area Protected

2,264,467 km2 Total Marine Area

0.39% with management effectiveness evaluation

402.1399 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
7 26.92
1 3.85
3 11.54
1 3.85
12 46.15
2 7.69

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
12 46.15
14 53.85

Related countries & territories

Parent countries & territories

Name Code

National designations


Categories Count

Regional designations


Categories Count