Italy, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

3,903

27 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 7
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 2
TOTAL 10

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

21.48% coverage

64,739 km2 Land Area Protected

301,335 km2 Total Land Area

21% 6th National Report Coverage

1.43% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,307.4008 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

8.78% coverage

47,303 km2 Marine Area Protected

538,881 km2 Total Marine Area

19% 6th National Report Coverage

0.06% with management effectiveness evaluation

323.314501 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
116 2.97
25 0.64
56 1.43
495 12.68
185 4.74
3002 76.92
13 0.33
11 0.28

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
3835 98.26
66 1.69
1 0.03
1 0.03