Belgium, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

2,059

379 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 2
TOTAL 5

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

15.43% coverage

4,733 km2 Land Area Protected

30,683 km2 Total Land Area

13% 6th National Report Coverage

12.6% with management effectiveness evaluation

3,866.765792 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

36.65% coverage

1,270 km2 Marine Area Protected

3,465 km2 Total Marine Area

36% 6th National Report Coverage

0.19% with management effectiveness evaluation

6.573838 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
1077 52.31
1 0.05
60 2.91
543 26.37
1 0.05
377 18.31

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
2047 99.42
10 0.49
2 0.1