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

28.12% coverage

142,573 km2 Land Area Protected

507,013 km2 Total Land Area

27% 0th National Report Coverage

2.67% with management effectiveness evaluation

13,544.66698 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

12.76% coverage

128,316 km2 Marine Area Protected

1,005,717 km2 Total Marine Area

8% 0th National Report Coverage

0.07% with management effectiveness evaluation

656.665869 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 %
14 0.34
89 2.18
117 2.86
449 10.99
448 10.96
397 9.72
55 1.35
2215 54.21
45 1.1
257 6.29

Governance types