1894 Total Protected Areas
32 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 100%
Points 0%

Terrestrial Protected Areas Coverage

37.59% Coverage

18,396km2 Land Area Protected

48,941km2 Total Land Area

23% 5th National Report Coverage


22.26% With management effectiveness evaluations

10,894km2 Areas Assessed

Marine Protected Areas Coverage

0.0% Coverage

0km2 Marine and Coastal Area Protected

0km2 Marine Area Protected

0% 5th National Report Coverage


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 (5)

  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. Natura 2000 Updated: 2020 Directorate-General for Environment (EU) via EEA
  5. UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve Updated: 2018 UNESCO-MAB


National designations

  • National Park; Third Level Of Protection 9
  • National Nature Reserve 209
  • Protected Landscape Area; Second Level Of Protection 14
  • Protected Site / Private Protected Site 171
  • National Nature Monument 60
  • Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 384
  • Nature Monument / Private Nature Monument 270
  • Buffer Zone Of A National Nature Reserve, Nature Reserve, National Nature Monument, Nature Monument; 57
  • Buffer Zone Of A Protected Site 7
  • Buffer Zone Of The National Park; Second Level/Grade Of Protection 9
  • Protected Feature 1

Regional designations

  • Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 642
  • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 41

International designations

  • UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 4
  • Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 14
  • World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2

Growth in protected area coverage

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

Slovakia Protected Areas

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