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Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > % of total surface area: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Colombia 84.19% 2008
2 Australia 70.65% 2008
3 United States 67.57% 2008
4 Guinea-Bissau 54.41% 2008
5 Greenland 41.91% 2008
6 Romania 37.88% 2008
7 Mauritania 31.33% 2008
8 Germany 26.71% 2008
9 Suriname 23.85% 2008
10 Jordan 21.59% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 15.92% 2008
11 Mexico 14% 2008
12 Senegal 12.95% 2008
13 Belize 12.74% 2008
14 Cuba 12.63% 2008
15 Tanzania 12.5% 2008
16 Ecuador 12.41% 2008
17 Bahrain 11.61% 2008
18 Puerto Rico 11.46% 2008
19 Venezuela 10.87% 2008
20 Nicaragua 10.28% 2008
21 Costa Rica 9.77% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 9% 2008
22 Palau 8.74% 2008
23 Panama 8.56% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 8.08% 2008
24 Lithuania 7.91% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 7.71% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.43% 2008
25 New Zealand 7.12% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 6.98% 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 6.33% 2008
26 Russia 6.31% 2008
27 South Africa 6.22% 2008
28 Kenya 5.76% 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 5.74% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 5.64% 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 5.62% 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 5.48% 2008
29 Spain 5.27% 2008
30 Japan 5.19% 2008
31 Equatorial Guinea 5.14% 2008
32 Bermuda 5.12% 2008
=33 Gabon 4.86% 2008
=33 Sweden 4.86% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.83% 2008
35 Brazil 4.78% 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 4.68% 2008
36 Guatemala 4.67% 2008
37 Malaysia 4.62% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 4.58% 2008
38 United Kingdom 4.56% 2008
39 Croatia 4.36% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 4.35% 2008
40 Ukraine 4.33% 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 4.27% 2008
European Union average (profile) 4.16% 2008
failed states average (profile) 4.11% 2008
41 Iceland 4.08% 2008
42 Mozambique 4.01% 2008
43 Thailand 3.87% 2008
44 Jamaica 3.56% 2008
45 Finland 3.37% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3.34% 2008
46 France 3.24% 2008
Europe average (profile) 3.17% 2008
47 Italy 3.13% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.09% 2008
48 Netherlands 3.08% 2008
49 Peru 2.92% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 2.87% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.87% 2008
=50 Turkey 2.85% 2008
=50 Turks and Caicos Islands 2.85% 2008
52 Honduras 2.76% 2008
53 Denmark 2.65% 2008
54 Estonia 2.52% 2008
55 Poland 2.47% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.4% 2008
56 Greece 2.38% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 2.36% 2008
57 Tonga 2.2% 2008
58 Virgin Islands 2.01% 2008
59 Kuwait 1.83% 2008
60 Indonesia 1.8% 2008
61 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.77% 2008
62 American Samoa 1.74% 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.67% 2008
63 Morocco 1.61% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.6% 2008
64 The Gambia 1.5% 2008
65 India 1.46% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.41% 2008
66 Vietnam 1.37% 2008
67 Samoa 1.34% 2008
=68 Syria 1.32% 2008
=68 Cayman Islands 1.32% 2008
70 Netherlands Antilles 1.31% 2008
71 Oman 1.18% 2008
72 Saudi Arabia 1.13% 2008
73 Portugal 1.12% 2008
74 Albania 1.08% 2008
75 Pakistan 1.07% 2008
76 Canada 1.06% 2008
77 Guam 1.03% 2008
78 Sri Lanka 1.01% 2008
79 Libya 0.98% 2008
80 European Union 0.96% 2008
81 Singapore 0.81% 2008
82 Antigua and Barbuda 0.77% 2008
83 Philippines 0.73% 2008
84 Monaco 0.7% 2008
85 Marshall Islands 0.64% 2008
86 Qatar 0.62% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 0.612% 2008
87 Argentina 0.61% 2008
88 Bangladesh 0.53% 2008
89 Israel 0.52% 2008
90 Burma 0.5% 2008
91 Norway 0.46% 2008
92 Papua New Guinea 0.45% 2008
93 The Bahamas 0.44% 2008
94 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.41% 2008
95 Seychelles 0.4% 2008
=96 Cambodia 0.38% 2008
=96 Slovenia 0.38% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.339% 2008
98 Algeria 0.33% 2008
99 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.31% 2008
100 Mauritius 0.3% 2008
101 Chile 0.29% 2008
=102 Trinidad and Tobago 0.27% 2008
=102 China 0.27% 2008
104 Djibouti 0.24% 2008
105 New Caledonia 0.22% 2008
106 Somalia 0.2% 2008
107 Tuvalu 0.19% 2008
=108 Togo 0.18% 2008
=108 Mayotte 0.18% 2008
110 Malta 0.17% 2008
111 Angola 0.16% 2008
=112 Tunisia 0.15% 2008
=112 Namibia 0.15% 2008
=114 Belgium 0.14% 2008
=114 Uruguay 0.14% 2008
116 United Arab Emirates 0.13% 2008
=117 Fiji 0.11% 2008
=117 Saint Lucia 0.11% 2008
=119 Madagascar 0.1% 2008
=119 Cyprus 0.1% 2008
=121 Cameroon 0.09% 2008
=121 Dominica 0.09% 2008
=121 Ireland 0.09% 2008
124 French Polynesia 0.08% 2008
125 Barbados 0.07% 2008
126 Brunei 0.06% 2008
=127 Vanuatu 0.05% 2008
=127 Solomon Islands 0.05% 2008
129 Gibraltar 0.04% 2008
=130 Sudan 0.03% 2008
=130 Northern Mariana Islands 0.03% 2008
=132 Liberia 0.01% 2008
=132 Georgia 0.01% 2008
=132 Cote d'Ivoire 0.01% 2008
=132 Grenada 0.01% 2008
=136 East Timor 0.0 2008
=136 Turkmenistan 0.0 2008
=136 Serbia and Montenegro 0.0 2008
=136 Ethiopia 0.0 2008
=136 Swaziland 0.0 2008
=136 Burkina Faso 0.0 2008
=136 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2008
=136 Congo, Republic of the 0.0 2008
=136 Tajikistan 0.0 2008
=136 Afghanistan 0.0 2008
=136 Slovakia 0.0 2008
=136 Malawi 0.0 2008
=136 Dominican Republic 0.0 2008
=136 Central African Republic 0.0 2008
=136 Liechtenstein 0.0 2008
=136 Guinea 0.0 2008
=136 Luxembourg 0.0 2008
=136 Nigeria 0.0 2008
=136 El Salvador 0.0 2008
=136 Rwanda 0.0 2008
=136 Sierra Leone 0.0 2008
=136 Moldova 0.0 2008
=136 Lebanon 0.0 2008
=136 Uzbekistan 0.0 2008
=136 Nepal 0.0 2008
=136 Zimbabwe 0.0 2008
=136 Hungary 0.0 2008
=136 Paraguay 0.0 2008
=136 Botswana 0.0 2008
=136 Aruba 0.0 2008
=136 Bolivia 0.0 2008
=136 Ghana 0.0 2008
=136 Cape Verde 0.0 2008
=136 Azerbaijan 0.0 2008
=136 Lesotho 0.0 2008
=136 Czech Republic 0.0 2008
=136 Eritrea 0.0 2008
=136 Mongolia 0.0 2008
=136 Laos 0.0 2008
=136 Benin 0.0 2008
=136 Armenia 0.0 2008
=136 Mali 0.0 2008
=136 Bulgaria 0.0 2008
=136 Chad 0.0 2008
=136 Austria 0.0 2008
=136 Latvia 0.0 2008
=136 Uganda 0.0 2008
=136 Niger 0.0 2008
=136 Belarus 0.0 2008
=136 Kiribati 0.0 2008
=136 Haiti 0.0 2008
=136 Iraq 0.0 2008
=136 Switzerland 0.0 2008
=136 Burundi 0.0 2008
=136 Bhutan 0.0 2008
=136 Zambia 0.0 2008
=136 Kazakhstan 0.0 2008
=136 Kyrgyzstan 0.0 2008
=136 Guyana 0.0 2008
=136 Comoros 0.0 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > % of total surface area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, as compiled by the World Resources Institute, based on data from national authorities, national legislation and international agreements. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Biodiversity-and-protected-areas/Marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-surface-area

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