Netherlands

464 Total Protected Areas
0 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 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

22.48% Coverage

7,914km2 Land Area Protected

35,206km2 Total Land Area

22% 5th National Report Coverage

PAME

0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

26.86% Coverage

17,247km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

64,205km2 Marine Area Protected

19% 5th National Report Coverage

PAME

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 (6)

  1. Waddensea Updated: 1997 Common Wadden Sea Secretariat Virchowstr. 1 D-26382 Wilhelmshaven Germany
  2. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  3. Common Database on Designated Areas as provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA) Updated: 2020 European Environment Agency (EEA)
  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  5. Natura 2000 Updated: 2020 Directorate-General for Environment (EU) via EEA
  6. OSPAR Marine Protected Areas Network Updated: 2020 OSPAR Commission, Victoria House, 37-63 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA, UK

Designations

National designations

194
  • National Park 21
  • Nature Conservation Act 161
  • Nature Reserves Owned By Professional Nature Management Organizations 12

Regional designations

223
  • Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 140
  • Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 5
  • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 78

International designations

47
  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 45

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Netherlands Protected Areas

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citation

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