United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

11,684

8,079

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 6
For National designations 2
For Regional designations 2
TOTAL 10

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

28.69%

coverage

70,356 km2

Land Area Protected

245,248 km2

Total Land Area

39.03%

with management effectiveness evaluation

27,457.6009 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

28.87%

coverage

208,871 km2

Marine Area Protected

723,405 km2

Total Marine Area

61.49%

with management effectiveness evaluation

128,428.6988 km2

Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
18 0.15
24 0.21
346 2.96
8979 76.85
679 5.81
1 0.01
1077 9.22
261 2.23
299 2.56