Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

144,287

15,935

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

90%

Polygons

10%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 34
For National designations 34
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 72

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.85%

coverage

3,162,181 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,408 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.12%

coverage

1,278,047 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 %
6554 4.0
844 0.0
601 0.0
17295 11.0
41928 29.0
13780 9.0
1448 1.0
30551 21.0
30401 21.0
885 0.0

National designations

331

Categories Count
21
17
9
17
6
4
42
4
67
13
3
3
30
46
1
9996
5
538
25
17
16
11
1
27
172
4
277
48
134
22
4
113
41
272
1
1816
82
10
8
6616
10
3
6
35
134
1
9
563
336
11
2
7
1158
376
365
53
153
10
9
74
1
1
9
8
9712
382
1
16
145
17
1
23
1
5
18
7
217
7
1
21
77
35
12
41
4830
1
64
5
172
2
2
5
48
224
2
325
5
7
91
1165
37
9
1919
3
43
62
1
12
102
14
3
153
1
31
32
61
19
1
2
4
2
2
9
13
35
7
9
89
431
170
4
51
2
343
33
41
7
5
62
1
1171
150
1
11
28
2
2
4
4
693
998
170
9
178
2
2
104
391
16
3
9
3
837
5
19
1
1717
91
2
352
132
8
2
1815
178
177
9
78
57
9
155
15
19
1
48
4
7521
1
240
26
30
545
3
34
5
244
30
20
3
1
1
7
24
279
5
171
25
5
231
2
222
4
7
9
4
17
2
18
21
95
36
24
1
15
19
1
34
26
3
38
22
1
7
808
20
4
6
6
7
3
1
1
87
780
39
14
5
9
6
415
16
15
54
235
1
1
19941
1
172
283
184
12
16
354
260
27
604
176
4064
1
20
6
305
12
62
1
9
91
2
17
4
3
13
58
165
134
29
603
824
138
4
36
55
14
97
49
153
13
12
6
12
2941
3
8881
24
8
1
76
7
21
7
22
1
52
2
22
253
82
6
4
691
9
562
2323
47
28
42
3
1
1
13