2270 Total Protected Areas
20 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 62%
Points 38%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

40.36% Coverage

8,197km2 Land Area Protected

20,309km2 Total Land Area

13% 5th National Report Coverage


9.63% With management effectiveness evaluations

1,955km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

2.31% Coverage

4km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

186km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 5th National Report Coverage


0.22% 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 (7)

  1. Common Database on Designated Areas as provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA) Updated: 2020 European Environment Agency (EEA)
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2020 IUCN World Heritage Programme
  3. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2020 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties
  4. Natura 2000 Updated: 2020 Directorate-General for Environment (EU) via EEA
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB
  6. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2004 Bureau of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme (MAB-ICC) (18th Sesssion), UNESCO HQ Paris
  7. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Updated: 2012 UNESCO-MAB and UNEP-WCMC


National designations

  • Nature Reserve 61
  • National Park 1
  • Natural Monument 1155
  • Strict Nature Reserve 1
  • Regional Park 3
  • Landscape Park 43
  • Horticultural Monument 117
  • Specialy Protected Area 355
  • Special Purpose Forest 171

Regional designations

  • Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 324
  • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31

International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Slovenia Protected Areas

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