3227 Total Protected Areas
2 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

17.6% Coverage

57,256km2 Land Area Protected

325,288km2 Total Land Area

17% 6th National Report Coverage


0.35% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,145km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

1.53% Coverage

14,214km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

926,318km2 Marine Area Protected

3% 6th National Report Coverage


0.01% With management effectiveness evaluations

100km2 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 (4)

  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. OSPAR Marine Protected Areas Network Updated: 2020 OSPAR Commission, Victoria House, 37-63 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA, UK


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 2414
  • National Park 40
  • Natural Monument 241
  • Marine Protected Area 6
  • Protected Landscape 195
  • Wildlife Conservation Area 175
  • Habitat Management Area 12
  • Zoological Protection Of Species 33
  • Botanical Conservation Area 26
  • Wildlife/Botanical Conservation Area 8
  • Botanical Protection Of Species 4
  • Botanical/Zoological Protection Of Species 1
  • Temporary Protected Area 1
  • Nature Reserve (Jan Mayen) 1
  • Nature Reserve (Antarctic) 1

Regional designations

  • Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 14

International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 54
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Norway Protected Areas

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