Estonia

15403 Total Protected Areas
37 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
0 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 94%
Points 6%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

21.2% Coverage

9,626km2 Land Area Protected

45,416km2 Total Land Area

19% 6th National Report Coverage

PAME

7.13% With management effectiveness evaluations

3,236km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

18.78% Coverage

6,825km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

36,346km2 Marine Area Protected

27% 6th National Report Coverage

PAME

3.19% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,158km2 Areas Assessed

Disclaimer: 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.

IUCN Management Categories

Governance types

Sources (5)

  1. Common Database on Designated Areas as provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA) Updated: 2020 European Environment Agency (EEA)
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  3. Natura 2000 Updated: 2020 Directorate-General for Environment (EU) via EEA
  4. HELCOM Baltic Sea Protected Areas (BSPA) Updated: 2020 Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission), Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, FI-00160, Helsinki, Finland
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB

Designations

National designations

14771
  • Nature Reserve 231
  • National Park 6
  • Protected Landscape (Nature Park) 154
  • Unzoned Protected Area 172
  • Protected Nature Monument 1052
  • Limited Management Zone Of Protected Landscape 605
  • Strict Nature Reserve Of Nature Reserve 12
  • Strict Nature Reserve Of National Park 17
  • Wilderness Conservation Zone Of Nature Reserve 193
  • Managed Conservation Zone Of Nature Reserve 442
  • Wilderness Conservation Zone Of National Park 61
  • Managed Conservation Zone Of National Park 91
  • Limited Management Zone Of Nature Reserve 195
  • Limited Management Zone Of National Park 29
  • Managed Conservation Zone Of Protected Landscape 235
  • Wilderness Conservation Zone Of Protected Landscape 80
  • Limited-Conservation Area 319
  • Woodland Key Habitat 10829
  • Natural Object Protected At Municipal Level 23
  • Limited Management Zone Of Natural Object Protected At Municipal Level 25

Regional designations

614
  • Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 541
  • Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 7
  • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 66

International designations

18
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 17

Growth in protected area coverage

The graph excludes status years with no information reported (STAT_YR = 0).

Estonia Protected Areas

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citation

UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Estonia from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net