Svalbard and Jan Mayen

42 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 90%
Points 10%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

64.87% Coverage

39,738km2 Land Area Protected

61,261km2 Total Land Area


0.0% With management effectiveness evaluations

0km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

7.64% Coverage

82,674km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

1,081,582km2 Marine Area Protected


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 (3)

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


National designations

  • National Park (Svalbard) 7
  • Nature Reserve (Svalbard) 21
  • Protected Geotope (Svalbard) 1

Regional designations

  • Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 4

International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 9

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Svalbard and Jan Mayen Protected Areas

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