Overlap between wilderness areas and protected areas under IUCN categories I and II

Figure Created 10 Oct 2012 Published 22 Oct 2012 Last modified 23 Jan 2015
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In terms of overall number, Estonia, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden have the most protected areas classified as Category Ia and Ib, and Category II. Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia and Slovenia have the highest number of protected areas under Category III, but not all countries classify protected areas under this category. The United Kingdom is the only country within the 39 EEA member and collaborating countries that has no protected areas in categories I, II or III. No data available for Ireland.


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