France, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

5,463

18 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 3
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

26.34% coverage

144,583 km2 Land Area Protected

548,954 km2 Total Land Area

0.91% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,994.572281 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

48.93% coverage

168,250 km2 Marine Area Protected

343,866 km2 Total Marine Area

0.03% with management effectiveness evaluation

113.230931 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
83 1.52
7 0.13
14 0.26
3426 62.71
64 1.17
1854 33.94
10 0.18
5 0.09