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Environment > Areas under protection per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Protected Areas under IUCN management categories I - VI (1992-2003). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 New Zealand 872.81 2003
2 Sweden 405.44 2003
3 Switzerland 296.63 2003
4 Iceland 272.86 2003
5 Belize 205.15 2003
6 Slovakia 193.32 2003
7 Czech Republic 175.27 2003
8 Estonia 161.8 2003
9 Canada 120.66 2003
10 Ukraine 108.38 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 106.5 2003
11 Belarus 92.17 2003
12 Latvia 89.88 2003
13 Germany 88.63 2003
14 Austria 88.53 2003
15 Russia 75.12 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 74.97 2003
Cold countries average (profile) 66.35 2003
European Union average (profile) 61.28 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 54.53 2003
16 Jamaica 54.46 2003
17 Finland 51.79 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 51.38 2003
18 Denmark 47.3 2003
19 Croatia 43.92 2003
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 42.05 2003
20 Norway 38.99 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 37.21 2003
21 Suriname 36.97 2003
22 Costa Rica 31.17 2003
23 Cuba 28.54 2003
24 Israel 28.1 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 23.07 2003
25 Lithuania 22.87 2003
26 France 21.29 2003
27 Trinidad and Tobago 19.47 2003
28 Hungary 18.36 2003
29 Fiji 18.35 2003
30 Ireland 18.27 2003
31 Mongolia 17.01 2003
32 Bulgaria 16.23 2003
33 Bhutan 16.22 2003
34 Albania 16.05 2003
35 Slovenia 16.03 2003
36 Kyrgyzstan 15.47 2003
37 Poland 15.16 2003
38 Nicaragua 13.73 2003
39 Republic of Macedonia 12.49 2003
40 United States 12 2003
41 South Africa 11.75 2003
42 Honduras 10.86 2003
43 Namibia 10.6 2003
44 Panama 10.18 2003
45 United Kingdom 9.72 2003
46 Argentina 8.43 2003
47 Greece 7.98 2003
48 Spain 7.81 2003
49 Malaysia 7.63 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 7.57 2003
50 Venezuela 7.56 2003
51 Italy 7.41 2003
52 Romania 7.22 2003
53 Zambia 7.07 2003
54 Belgium 7.04 2003
55 Botswana 6.55 2003
56 Sri Lanka 5.74 2003
57 Portugal 5.55 2003
58 Chile 5.44 2003
59 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.39 2003
60 Zimbabwe 5.37 2003
61 Netherlands 5.3 2003
62 Papua New Guinea 5 2003
63 Indonesia 4.95 2003
64 Turkmenistan 4.95 2003
65 Kazakhstan 4.9 2003
66 The Gambia 4.45 2003
67 Brazil 4.41 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.38 2003
68 Azerbaijan 4.25 2003
Religious countries average (profile) 4.04 2003
69 Georgia 3.93 2003
70 Uruguay 3.91 2003
71 Central African Republic 3.66 2003
72 Madagascar 3.6 2003
73 Laos 3.56 2003
74 Paraguay 3.52 2003
South Asia average (profile) 3.52 2003
75 Guatemala 3.48 2003
76 Saudi Arabia 3.41 2003
77 Mauritania 3.03 2003
78 Tajikistan 2.91 2003
79 Bolivia 2.55 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.52 2003
80 Oman 2.51 2003
81 Thailand 2.45 2003
82 Colombia 2.41 2003
83 Kuwait 2.36 2003
84 Gabon 2.28 2003
85 Solomon Islands 2.24 2003
86 Jordan 2.13 2003
87 Mexico 2.07 2003
88 Uganda 2.01 2003
89 Kenya 2.01 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.93 2003
90 Burundi 1.79 2003
91 Cambodia 1.78 2003
92 Togo 1.71 2003
93 Armenia 1.65 2003
94 Libya 1.48 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.42 2003
95 Peru 1.33 2003
96 Vietnam 1.33 2003
97 Guyana 1.33 2003
98 North Korea 1.32 2003
99 Senegal 1.31 2003
100 Sierra Leone 1.27 2003
101 Somalia 1.24 2003
102 Singapore 1.22 2003
103 Turkey 1.18 2003
104 Mali 1.16 2003
105 Cameroon 1.05 2003
failed states average (profile) 1.04 2003
106 Burkina Faso 1.03 2003
107 Chad 0.967 2003
108 Angola 0.908 2003
109 Sudan 0.901 2003
110 Haiti 0.889 2003
111 Lebanon 0.813 2003
112 Ghana 0.788 2003
113 Japan 0.752 2003
114 Malawi 0.735 2003
115 Tunisia 0.711 2003
116 Cote d'Ivoire 0.71 2003
117 Eritrea 0.671 2003
118 Rwanda 0.657 2003
119 Benin 0.652 2003
120 Liberia 0.64 2003
121 China 0.628 2003
122 Nepal 0.612 2003
123 Mozambique 0.604 2003
124 United Arab Emirates 0.594 2003
125 Algeria 0.545 2003
126 Pakistan 0.545 2003
127 Ethiopia 0.542 2003
128 Lesotho 0.527 2003
129 Philippines 0.521 2003
130 Egypt 0.504 2003
131 El Salvador 0.498 2003
132 Niger 0.49 2003
133 India 0.454 2003
134 Uzbekistan 0.43 2003
135 Morocco 0.406 2003
136 Guinea 0.326 2003
137 Iraq 0.308 2003
138 Afghanistan 0.303 2003
139 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.235 2003
140 Nigeria 0.204 2003
141 Burma 0.0807 2003
142 Bangladesh 0.0718 2003
=143 Yemen 0.0 2003
=143 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 2003
=143 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Areas under protection per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Resources Institute. 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. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Areas-under-protection-per-million

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