Europe

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Number of Countries

62

Number of Protected areas

152,774

15,961

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

88%

Polygons

12%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 34
For National designations 37
For Regional designations 4
TOTAL 75

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

19.85%

coverage

3,162,181 km2

Land Area Protected

27,811,408 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

12.12%

coverage

1,278,047 km2

Marine Area Protected

17,542,704 km2

Total Marine Area

Warning: 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.

Learn how we calculate protected area coverage statistics

IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
7157 4.0
898 0.0
596 0.0
17930 11.0
43910 28.0
13968 9.0
1474 0.0
32912 21.0
33044 21.0
885 0.0

National designations

341

Categories Count
270
384
5
67
34
7
7
55
4
20
30
60
10
21
13
439
8
38
3
21
17
164
15
11
27
24
37
9
285
5
1
4
2
1
1919
3
113
104
1
1816
2
6
5
1
5
870
4
3
18
3631
9
9
2323
62
5
2
3
6
1
1
7
365
82
37
140
9
74
16
2
5
21
3
1
9716
5
6
1
34
9
169
10
1
1
1784
5
331
2
132
75
203
7
7
30
6613
8
1
64
4
6
355
390
84
350
7
1
1172
46
16
9
19
3
2
4
12
1
24
4
1
28
326
277
27
4
153
4
6
46
17
8
61
590
24
13
7
1
91
7
82
12
1
7
134
35
57
1
54
3
15
19
10
35
88
236
153
1
11
28
833
17
13
28
2
1
2
1
11
180
9
13
96
26
6
52
19
603
566
48
26
25
2
1
91
24
41
91
2
2
18
608
1
1815
3
9109
24
15
19
2
1
78
167
1
1268
3
1088
169
272
4
155
11
13
16
8
23
175
4
1
22
21
45
9
9
41
48
56
1
4
222
1
25
17
18
153
33
1
12
150
328
34
42
8
62
102
66
11
1
1
3
42
54
5
16
2
21
193
1
597
693
171
160
3
6
5
8
10
964
4
1
5
223
48
23
9
361
420
1
66
12
17
4109
28
191
33
551
1
4
13
97
13
261
42
192
460
5
11
2
305
4
1
77
184
171
134
29
9
20773
72
234
832
52
1
7
18
17
14
222
35
1
7
138
9
7
11
8591
1
4
780
749
5
4
7956
35
26
184
3
6
10643
16
14
1
929
1