Spain, Europe

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Number of Protected areas


220 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

99% Polygons

1% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 10
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 3

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

28.1% coverage

142,475 km2 Land Area Protected

507,013 km2 Total Land Area

2.68% with management effectiveness evaluation

13,573.60027 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

12.69% coverage

127,610 km2 Marine Area Protected

1,005,717 km2 Total Marine Area

0.07% with management effectiveness evaluation

656.657062 km2 Area Assessed

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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
13 0.32
62 1.53
98 2.42
272 6.71
187 4.61
315 7.77
53 1.31
2203 54.31
45 1.11
808 19.92

Governance types