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Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial protected areas > Number: Countries Compared

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

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 European Union 53,013 2008
2 Germany 14,388 2008
3 Russia 11,181 2008
4 Estonia 9,617 2008
5 United States 6,770 2008
6 Finland 6,046 2008
7 Australia 5,485 2008
8 Ukraine 5,197 2008
9 Canada 5,122 2008
10 Sweden 4,622 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4,181.57 2008
11 New Zealand 3,878 2008
12 Denmark 3,847 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2,531.73 2008
13 Switzerland 2,146 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 2,121.22 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 2,115.59 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2,013.42 2008
14 China 1,981 2008
15 Netherlands 1,948 2008
European Union average (profile) 1,899.64 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,835 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 1,797.78 2008
16 Norway 1,795 2008
17 Czech Republic 1,765 2008
Europe average (profile) 1,733.33 2008
18 Poland 1,605 2008
19 France 1,541 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 1,534.48 2008
20 Brazil 1,444 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1,396.76 2008
21 Slovakia 1,126 2008
22 Austria 1,087 2008
23 Nigeria 972 2008
24 South Africa 931 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 929.08 2008
25 Romania 923 2008
26 Bulgaria 905 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 876.6 2008
27 United Kingdom 778 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 751.54 2008
28 Uganda 732 2008
29 Malaysia 684 2008
30 Zambia 625 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 562.98 2008
31 India 556 2008
32 Latvia 540 2008
33 Tanzania 537 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 536.89 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 524.31 2008
34 Belgium 502 2008
35 Indonesia 469 2008
36 Spain 468 2008
37 Italy 456 2008
38 Belarus 440 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 357.48 2008
39 Argentina 307 2008
40 Ghana 302 2008
41 Kenya 284 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 280.92 2008
42 Colombia 263 2008
43 Lithuania 250 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 241.68 2008
=44 Zimbabwe 240 2008
=44 Cote d'Ivoire 240 2008
46 Turkey 236 2008
47 Sri Lanka 234 2008
48 Venezuela 231 2008
49 Israel 222 2008
50 Japan 216 2008
51 Thailand 206 2008
52 Philippines 204 2008
53 Mexico 182 2008
54 Croatia 177 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 168.83 2008
55 Costa Rica 165 2008
56 Guatemala 163 2008
57 Pakistan 151 2008
South Asia average (profile) 148.6 2008
58 Hungary 136 2008
failed states average (profile) 133.64 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 130.6 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 130.41 2008
59 Vietnam 116 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 115.6 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 112.53 2008
60 Greece 111 2008
61 Senegal 109 2008
62 Ecuador 104 2008
=63 Guinea 102 2008
=63 Chile 102 2008
65 Belize 99 2008
66 Malawi 96 2008
67 Malta 91 2008
=68 Bermuda 90 2008
=68 Togo 90 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 88.31 2008
70 Ireland 85 2008
71 Albania 80 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 79.98 2008
=72 El Salvador 77 2008
=72 Iceland 77 2008
=72 Kazakhstan 77 2008
=72 Honduras 77 2008
76 Nicaragua 74 2008
77 Burkina Faso 72 2008
=78 Jamaica 71 2008
=78 Cuba 71 2008
80 Serbia and Montenegro 68 2008
81 Papua New Guinea 67 2008
82 Democratic Republic of the Congo 66 2008
83 Trinidad and Tobago 64 2008
84 Moldova 63 2008
85 Peru 61 2008
86 Botswana 60 2008
=87 Dominican Republic 59 2008
=87 Portugal 59 2008
89 Luxembourg 58 2008
=90 Madagascar 53 2008
=90 Panama 53 2008
=90 Bolivia 53 2008
93 Mongolia 51 2008
94 Puerto Rico 50 2008
=95 Benin 49 2008
=95 Burma 49 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 46.88 2008
97 Mozambique 46 2008
98 Brunei 45 2008
99 The Bahamas 43 2008
=100 Ethiopia 42 2008
=100 Azerbaijan 42 2008
=102 Cameroon 39 2008
=102 Sierra Leone 39 2008
104 New Caledonia 38 2008
105 Tunisia 36 2008
=106 Turks and Caicos Islands 33 2008
=106 Georgia 33 2008
=106 Paraguay 33 2008
=106 Cayman Islands 33 2008
=110 Bosnia and Herzegovina 32 2008
=110 Vanuatu 32 2008
=110 Central African Republic 32 2008
=113 Morocco 31 2008
=113 Namibia 31 2008
=115 Cambodia 30 2008
=115 Saudi Arabia 30 2008
=115 Slovenia 30 2008
=118 Cyprus 29 2008
=118 Kyrgyzstan 29 2008
=120 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28 2008
=120 Saint Lucia 28 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 27.93 2008
122 Laos 25 2008
=123 Mauritius 23 2008
=123 Fiji 23 2008
=123 Algeria 23 2008
126 Gabon 22 2008
=127 Bangladesh 20 2008
=127 Sudan 20 2008
=127 Uruguay 20 2008
130 Nepal 19 2008
=131 Turkmenistan 18 2008
=131 Seychelles 18 2008
133 Solomon Islands 17 2008
134 Liberia 16 2008
=135 Tajikistan 15 2008
=135 Suriname 15 2008
=135 Angola 15 2008
=135 Burundi 15 2008
139 Congo, Republic of the 14 2008
=140 Virgin Islands 13 2008
=140 Uzbekistan 13 2008
=140 Equatorial Guinea 13 2008
=140 Kiribati 13 2008
=144 Jordan 12 2008
=144 Guam 12 2008
=144 Antigua and Barbuda 12 2008
=147 Netherlands Antilles 11 2008
=147 Lebanon 11 2008
=147 Samoa 11 2008
=150 Liechtenstein 10 2008
=150 United Arab Emirates 10 2008
=150 Armenia 10 2008
=150 Mali 10 2008
=154 Syria 9 2008
=154 Tonga 9 2008
=154 Chad 9 2008
=154 Guinea-Bissau 9 2008
=154 Bhutan 9 2008
=159 Libya 8 2008
=159 Haiti 8 2008
=159 Iraq 8 2008
=162 Swaziland 7 2008
=162 Afghanistan 7 2008
=162 Barbados 7 2008
=162 Greenland 7 2008
=162 Somalia 7 2008
=162 French Polynesia 7 2008
=162 Singapore 7 2008
=169 East Timor 6 2008
=169 Dominica 6 2008
=169 Palau 6 2008
=169 The Gambia 6 2008
=169 Oman 6 2008
=169 Niger 6 2008
=169 Northern Mariana Islands 6 2008
=176 Rwanda 5 2008
=176 Kuwait 5 2008
=178 Bahrain 4 2008
=178 American Samoa 4 2008
=178 Qatar 4 2008
=181 Mauritania 3 2008
=181 Eritrea 3 2008
=181 Guyana 3 2008
=184 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 2008
=184 Marshall Islands 2 2008
=184 Grenada 2 2008
=184 Mayotte 2 2008
=188 Monaco 1 2008
=188 Gibraltar 1 2008
=188 Aruba 1 2008
=188 Cape Verde 1 2008
=188 Lesotho 1 2008
=188 Djibouti 1 2008
=194 Tuvalu 0.0 2008
=194 Maldives 0.0 2008
=194 Comoros 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial 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/Terrestrial-protected-areas/Number

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