Ireland, Europe

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Number of Protected areas


17 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

99% Polygons

1% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 3
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 2

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

14.44% coverage

10,123 km2 Land Area Protected

70,128 km2 Total Land Area

14% 5th National Report Coverage

0.16% with management effectiveness evaluation

115.222584 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

2.33% coverage

9,944 km2 Marine Area Protected

426,442 km2 Total Marine Area

1% 5th National Report Coverage

0.02% with management effectiveness evaluation

85.869291 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
668 80.97
2 0.24
155 18.79

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
759 92.0
19 2.3
47 5.7

National designations


Categories Count

International designations