Portugal, Europe

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Number of Protected areas


0 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

98% Polygons

2% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 2

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

22.87% coverage

21,076 km2 Land Area Protected

92,141 km2 Total Land Area

22% 5th National Report Coverage

11.72% with management effectiveness evaluation

10,801.45398 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

16.82% coverage

289,974 km2 Marine Area Protected

1,724,156 km2 Total Marine Area

0.12% with management effectiveness evaluation

2,140.348902 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
13 2.85
25 5.48
1 0.22
24 5.26
69 15.13
48 10.53
54 11.84
214 46.93
8 1.75

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
404 88.6
39 8.55
13 2.85