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Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > Number: 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 European Union 976 2008
2 United States 787 2008
3 Canada 563 2008
4 Sweden 477 2008
5 Australia 384 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 253.86 2008
6 Philippines 212 2008
7 United Kingdom 149 2008
8 Malaysia 147 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 142.83 2008
9 Indonesia 139 2008
10 Japan 135 2008
11 India 117 2008
12 Bermuda 101 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 98.5 2008
13 New Zealand 87 2008
14 France 64 2008
=15 Italy 58 2008
=15 Brazil 58 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 56.87 2008
17 Denmark 52 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 51.88 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 51.85 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 47.71 2008
18 Spain 47 2008
19 Cuba 42 2008
20 Cayman Islands 41 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 40.37 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 38.32 2008
21 Mexico 38 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 36.4 2008
=22 Argentina 36 2008
=22 China 36 2008
=22 Vietnam 36 2008
European Union average (profile) 35.54 2008
25 Costa Rica 35 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 33.45 2008
26 The Bahamas 32 2008
27 South Africa 30 2008
28 Saint Lucia 29 2008
=29 Portugal 27 2008
=29 Russia 27 2008
31 Turks and Caicos Islands 26 2008
South Asia average (profile) 25.8 2008
Europe average (profile) 25.3 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 24.5 2008
32 Papua New Guinea 24 2008
33 Honduras 22 2008
=34 Vanuatu 21 2008
=34 Panama 21 2008
=34 Solomon Islands 21 2008
=34 Germany 21 2008
=34 New Caledonia 21 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 20.16 2008
=39 Thailand 19 2008
=39 Belize 19 2008
=39 Fiji 19 2008
=39 Venezuela 19 2008
=39 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 19 2008
=39 Puerto Rico 19 2008
=39 Croatia 19 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 18.95 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 18.68 2008
46 Mauritius 18 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 17.36 2008
=47 Tanzania 17 2008
=47 Norway 17 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 15.61 2008
=49 Virgin Islands 15 2008
=49 Dominican Republic 15 2008
=49 Finland 15 2008
=49 Palau 15 2008
=49 Colombia 15 2008
=49 Ukraine 15 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 14.3 2008
=55 Kiribati 14 2008
=55 Sri Lanka 14 2008
=57 Turkey 13 2008
=57 Israel 13 2008
=57 Trinidad and Tobago 13 2008
=60 Ireland 12 2008
=60 Greece 12 2008
=60 Jamaica 12 2008
=60 Guam 12 2008
=60 Antigua and Barbuda 12 2008
=65 Morocco 11 2008
=65 Senegal 11 2008
=65 Kenya 11 2008
=65 Tonga 11 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 11 2008
=69 Romania 10 2008
=69 Seychelles 10 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 9.28 2008
=71 Chile 9 2008
=71 Iceland 9 2008
=73 Madagascar 8 2008
=73 Samoa 8 2008
=73 French Polynesia 8 2008
=76 Bangladesh 7 2008
=76 American Samoa 7 2008
=76 Netherlands Antilles 7 2008
=76 Suriname 7 2008
=76 Guatemala 7 2008
=76 Albania 7 2008
=76 Brunei 7 2008
=83 Netherlands 6 2008
=83 The Gambia 6 2008
=83 Algeria 6 2008
=83 Burma 6 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 5.12 2008
=87 Pakistan 5 2008
=87 Gabon 5 2008
=87 Cyprus 5 2008
=87 Nicaragua 5 2008
=87 Malta 5 2008
=87 Kuwait 5 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.6 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.13 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.04 2008
=93 Libya 4 2008
=93 Syria 4 2008
=93 Equatorial Guinea 4 2008
=93 Angola 4 2008
=93 Guinea-Bissau 4 2008
=93 Uruguay 4 2008
=93 Tunisia 4 2008
=93 Namibia 4 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.4 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.3 2008
=101 Monaco 3 2008
=101 Barbados 3 2008
=101 Ecuador 3 2008
=101 Estonia 3 2008
=101 Mauritania 3 2008
=101 Lithuania 3 2008
=101 Saudi Arabia 3 2008
=101 Slovenia 3 2008
=101 Oman 3 2008
=101 United Arab Emirates 3 2008
=101 Cote d'Ivoire 3 2008
=101 Mozambique 3 2008
=101 Poland 3 2008
=101 Singapore 3 2008
=115 Cameroon 2 2008
=115 Dominica 2 2008
=115 Bahrain 2 2008
=115 Georgia 2 2008
=115 Qatar 2 2008
=115 Cambodia 2 2008
=115 Greenland 2 2008
=115 Somalia 2 2008
=115 Peru 2 2008
=115 Northern Mariana Islands 2 2008
=115 Marshall Islands 2 2008
=115 Belgium 2 2008
=115 Mayotte 2 2008
failed states average (profile) 1.14 2008
=128 Liberia 1 2008
=128 Gibraltar 1 2008
=128 El Salvador 1 2008
=128 Tuvalu 1 2008
=128 Lebanon 1 2008
=128 Sudan 1 2008
=128 Jordan 1 2008
=128 Aruba 1 2008
=128 Cape Verde 1 2008
=128 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 2008
=128 Togo 1 2008
=128 Bulgaria 1 2008
=128 Latvia 1 2008
=128 Grenada 1 2008
=128 Djibouti 1 2008
=128 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 2008
=128 Comoros 1 2008
=145 East Timor 0.0 2008
=145 Turkmenistan 0.0 2008
=145 Serbia and Montenegro 0.0 2008
=145 Ethiopia 0.0 2008
=145 Swaziland 0.0 2008
=145 Burkina Faso 0.0 2008
=145 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2008
=145 Congo, Republic of the 0.0 2008
=145 Tajikistan 0.0 2008
=145 Afghanistan 0.0 2008
=145 Slovakia 0.0 2008
=145 Malawi 0.0 2008
=145 Central African Republic 0.0 2008
=145 Liechtenstein 0.0 2008
=145 Guinea 0.0 2008
=145 Luxembourg 0.0 2008
=145 Nigeria 0.0 2008
=145 Rwanda 0.0 2008
=145 Sierra Leone 0.0 2008
=145 Moldova 0.0 2008
=145 Uzbekistan 0.0 2008
=145 Nepal 0.0 2008
=145 Maldives 0.0 2008
=145 Zimbabwe 0.0 2008
=145 Hungary 0.0 2008
=145 Paraguay 0.0 2008
=145 Botswana 0.0 2008
=145 Bolivia 0.0 2008
=145 Ghana 0.0 2008
=145 Azerbaijan 0.0 2008
=145 Lesotho 0.0 2008
=145 Czech Republic 0.0 2008
=145 Eritrea 0.0 2008
=145 Mongolia 0.0 2008
=145 Laos 0.0 2008
=145 Benin 0.0 2008
=145 Armenia 0.0 2008
=145 Mali 0.0 2008
=145 Chad 0.0 2008
=145 Austria 0.0 2008
=145 Uganda 0.0 2008
=145 Niger 0.0 2008
=145 Belarus 0.0 2008
=145 Haiti 0.0 2008
=145 Iraq 0.0 2008
=145 Switzerland 0.0 2008
=145 Burundi 0.0 2008
=145 Bhutan 0.0 2008
=145 Zambia 0.0 2008
=145 Kazakhstan 0.0 2008
=145 Kyrgyzstan 0.0 2008
=145 Guyana 0.0 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.0 2008

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"Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > Number. 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/Number

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