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New Zealand

New Zealand Sea Stats

Definitions

  • Blue Flag beaches: Number of beaches or marinas with blue flag designation, indicating high environmental and quality standards. Blue flag status is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) based on criteria such as water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and environmental management.
  • Blue Flag beaches per million people: Number of beaches or marinas with blue flag designation, indicating high environmental and quality standards. Blue flag status is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) based on criteria such as water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and environmental management. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Planned marine protected area: Plan of action.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Blue Flag beaches 2 2009 29th out of 34
Blue Flag beaches per million people 0.463 2009 26th out of 34
Planned marine protected area 20% of marine environment by 2010. 2014

SOURCES: http://www.blueflag.org/Menu/Blue+Flag+beaches%2fmarinas; http://www.blueflag.org/Menu/Blue+Flag+beaches%2fmarinas. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: Marine protected area (International efforts)

Citation

"New Zealand Sea Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/New-Zealand/Environment/Sea