807 Total Protected Areas
3 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 8%
Points 92%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

18.59% Coverage

5,344km2 Land Area Protected

28,747km2 Total Land Area

16% 5th National Report Coverage


0.16% With management effectiveness evaluations

45km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

2.84% Coverage

318km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

11,199km2 Marine Area Protected


0.38% With management effectiveness evaluations

43km2 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. 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. Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance Updated: 2020 Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)


National designations

  • National Park (Category Ii) 15
  • Managed Nature Reserve (Category Iv Iucn) 25
  • Protected Landscape (Category V Iucn) 5
  • Resource Reserve (Category Vi) 4
  • Nature Monument (Category Iii Iucn) 749
  • Strict Nature Reserve (Category I) 2

Regional designations

  • Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 1

International designations

  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Albania Protected Areas

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