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Protected nature

The purpose of this survey is to give an overall view of protected areas in Sweden. Protected areas are defined here as statutory protection of nature regulated by the Environmental Code, such as national parks, nature reserves etc.

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Protected Nature 2019


Formally protected areas account for 14.9 percent of Sweden’s total land area and inland waters. Almost all of the protected areas, 97 percent, are permanently protected under the Environmental Code. Permanent protection covers national parks, nature reserves, nature conservation areas, habitat protection areas, the National City Park, and Natura 2000. Formal protection applies to 12 percent of Sweden’s marine areas, virtually all with permanent protection under the Environmental Code.

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Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Protected Nature 2019 English SM 2020-05-27
Protected nature English SM 2019-05-24
Protected Nature 2017 English SM 2018-05-23
Protected nature 2014 English SM 2018-03-28
Protected nature 2016 English SM 2017-05-22
Protected nature 2015 English SM 2016-05-24
Protected nature 2013 English SM 2014-05-23

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