881 Total Protected Areas
10 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 99%
Points 1%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

22.6% Coverage

21,048km2 Land Area Protected

93,142km2 Total Land Area

22% 5th National Report Coverage


0.82% With management effectiveness evaluations

761km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

0km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

0km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 5th National Report Coverage


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 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. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  4. Natura 2000 Updated: 2020 Directorate-General for Environment (EU) via EEA
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB


National designations

  • National Park 10
  • Natural Monument 90
  • Nature Conservation Area 172
  • Landscape Protection Area 39

Regional designations

  • Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 479
  • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 56

International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 29
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 5
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Hungary Protected Areas

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