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

DEFINITION: Terrestrial protected areas are those officially documented by national authorities.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Venezuela 71.35% 2008
2 Brunei 59.32% 2008
3 Cayman Islands 58% 2008
4 Germany 56.19% 2008
5 Seychelles 55.6% 2008
6 Kiribati 55.01% 2008
7 Estonia 46.78% 2008
8 Belize 44.53% 2008
9 Zambia 41.06% 2008
10 Liechtenstein 40.05% 2008
11 Greenland 39.73% 2008
12 Tanzania 38.77% 2008
13 Saudi Arabia 38.35% 2008
14 Trinidad and Tobago 35% 2008
15 Israel 34.45% 2008
16 Guatemala 32.73% 2008
17 Costa Rica 31.01% 2008
18 Botswana 30.14% 2008
19 Brazil 29.64% 2008
20 New Zealand 29.48% 2008
21 Switzerland 28.58% 2008
22 Turks and Caicos Islands 28.48% 2008
23 Dominican Republic 28.46% 2008
24 Panama 28.08% 2008
25 Austria 27.99% 2008
26 United States 27.08% 2008
27 Dominica 26.69% 2008
28 Bhutan 26.4% 2008
29 Colombia 26.2% 2008
30 Uganda 26.09% 2008
31 Tonga 25.53% 2008
32 Ecuador 25.44% 2008
33 Senegal 25.01% 2008
34 Poland 24.29% 2008
35 Cambodia 23.97% 2008
36 Benin 23.16% 2008
37 United Kingdom 22.35% 2008
38 Marshall Islands 21.78% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 21.49% 2008
39 Bolivia 21.21% 2008
40 Cote d'Ivoire 21.14% 2008
41 Honduras 20.99% 2008
42 Jamaica 20.9% 2008
43 Guam 20.86% 2008
44 Virgin Islands 20.69% 2008
45 Sri Lanka 20.6% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 20.58% 2008
46 Thailand 20.36% 2008
47 Malaysia 20.3% 2008
48 Netherlands 19.77% 2008
49 Slovakia 19.62% 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 19% 2008
50 Chile 18.83% 2008
51 Cuba 18.79% 2008
52 Saint Lucia 18.53% 2008
53 Equatorial Guinea 18.45% 2008
54 Guinea-Bissau 18.22% 2008
55 Central African Republic 18.19% 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 18.01% 2008
56 Ethiopia 17.54% 2008
57 Philippines 17.15% 2008
58 Nicaragua 16.93% 2008
59 American Samoa 16.84% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.77% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 16.68% 2008
=60 Luxembourg 16.64% 2008
=60 Ghana 16.64% 2008
62 Nepal 16.63% 2008
63 Gabon 16.54% 2008
64 European Union 16.45% 2008
65 Malta 16.43% 2008
66 Latvia 16.37% 2008
67 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16.34% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 16.27% 2008
68 Nigeria 15.96% 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 15.96% 2008
69 Laos 15.86% 2008
70 Czech Republic 15.79% 2008
71 Zimbabwe 15.77% 2008
72 Indonesia 15.75% 2008
73 Mozambique 15.67% 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 15.57% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 15.52% 2008
74 Malawi 15.52% 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 15.46% 2008
75 France 15.37% 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 15.19% 2008
76 China 15.14% 2008
77 Liberia 15.01% 2008
78 Namibia 14.97% 2008
European Union average (profile) 14.69% 2008
79 East Timor 14.62% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 14.58% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 14.48% 2008
80 Bermuda 14.43% 2008
81 Burkina Faso 14.35% 2008
82 Japan 14.12% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 14.07% 2008
83 Mongolia 13.93% 2008
84 Peru 13.79% 2008
85 Tajikistan 13.68% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 13.63% 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 13.55% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 13.32% 2008
Europe average (profile) 12.68% 2008
86 Suriname 12.65% 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 12.45% 2008
87 Kenya 12.3% 2008
88 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.21% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 11.96% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 11.82% 2008
89 The Bahamas 11.37% 2008
90 Togo 11.1% 2008
91 Cyprus 10.8% 2008
92 Romania 10.66% 2008
93 Jordan 10.48% 2008
94 Sweden 10.45% 2008
95 Congo, Republic of the 10.29% 2008
96 Antigua and Barbuda 10.25% 2008
=97 Cameroon 10.11% 2008
=97 Bulgaria 10.11% 2008
99 Papua New Guinea 9.7% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 9.52% 2008
100 Spain 9.47% 2008
101 Oman 9.44% 2008
failed states average (profile) 9.39% 2008
102 Finland 9.3% 2008
103 Iceland 9.26% 2008
104 Russia 9.03% 2008
105 Pakistan 8.96% 2008
106 Chad 8.95% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 8.88% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 8.76% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 8.66% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 8.5% 2008
107 Bahrain 8.39% 2008
108 Angola 8.27% 2008
109 Canada 8.23% 2008
110 Armenia 8.19% 2008
111 Albania 7.98% 2008
112 Mexico 7.97% 2008
113 Netherlands Antilles 7.92% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 7.73% 2008
114 Rwanda 7.62% 2008
115 Croatia 7.55% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 7.45% 2008
116 New Caledonia 7.39% 2008
117 Azerbaijan 7.31% 2008
118 Italy 7.06% 2008
119 Puerto Rico 6.8% 2008
120 Burma 6.65% 2008
121 Niger 6.64% 2008
122 Slovenia 6.62% 2008
123 Portugal 6.6% 2008
124 Guinea 6.57% 2008
125 Belarus 6.54% 2008
126 Argentina 6.48% 2008
127 South Africa 6.05% 2008
128 Lithuania 6.03% 2008
129 Paraguay 5.97% 2008
130 Denmark 5.74% 2008
131 Vietnam 5.61% 2008
132 Hungary 5.6% 2008
133 Burundi 5.56% 2008
134 Mauritius 5.54% 2008
135 Norway 5.22% 2008
136 Singapore 5.17% 2008
137 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.06% 2008
138 Algeria 5.02% 2008
139 India 4.77% 2008
140 Sudan 4.55% 2008
141 Vanuatu 4.46% 2008
142 Northern Mariana Islands 4.39% 2008
143 Eritrea 4.26% 2008
144 Sierra Leone 4.15% 2008
145 Georgia 3.9% 2008
146 Samoa 3.62% 2008
147 Greece 3.45% 2008
148 Ukraine 3.44% 2008
149 Belgium 3.2% 2008
150 Kyrgyzstan 3.11% 2008
151 Swaziland 3.1% 2008
152 Madagascar 3.09% 2008
153 Gibraltar 2.92% 2008
154 Kazakhstan 2.8% 2008
155 Serbia and Montenegro 2.75% 2008
156 Turkmenistan 2.64% 2008
157 Guyana 2.26% 2008
158 Bangladesh 2.18% 2008
159 Fiji 2.16% 2008
160 Mali 2.1% 2008
161 Mayotte 2.03% 2008
162 Grenada 1.96% 2008
163 The Gambia 1.95% 2008
=164 Turkey 1.94% 2008
=164 Uzbekistan 1.94% 2008
166 Tunisia 1.51% 2008
167 Moldova 1.4% 2008
168 El Salvador 1.33% 2008
169 Palau 1.3% 2008
170 Morocco 1.22% 2008
171 Ireland 1.12% 2008
172 French Polynesia 1.07% 2008
173 Mauritania 0.87% 2008
174 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.81% 2008
175 Kuwait 0.78% 2008
176 Solomon Islands 0.76% 2008
177 Syria 0.66% 2008
178 Qatar 0.62% 2008
179 Somalia 0.56% 2008
180 Lebanon 0.45% 2008
181 Uruguay 0.37% 2008
182 United Arab Emirates 0.28% 2008
183 Haiti 0.26% 2008
184 Monaco 0.25% 2008
185 Lesotho 0.23% 2008
186 Afghanistan 0.17% 2008
187 Barbados 0.11% 2008
=188 Libya 0.1% 2008
=188 Australia 0.1% 2008
190 Aruba 0.06% 2008
191 Cape Verde 0.01% 2008
=192 Tuvalu 0.0 2008
=192 Iraq 0.0 2008
=192 Djibouti 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial 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/Terrestrial-protected-areas/%-of-total-surface-area

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