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Environment > Marine protected areas > % of territorial waters: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters). 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 HISTORY
1 Monaco 100% 2009
2 Federated States of Micronesia 99.99% 2012
3 Bolivia 99.21% 2012
4 Slovakia 98.42% 2012
5 Dominican Republic 75.66% 2012
6 Georgia 64.46% 2012
7 Nepal 61.82% 2012
8 Finland 58.55% 2012
9 Belarus 55.72% 2012
10 Ghana 54.35% 2012
11 Philippines 52.77% 2012
12 Guinea 45.85% 2012
13 Guinea-Bissau 45.82% 2009
14 New Zealand 37.74% 2012
15 Nicaragua 37.22% 2009
16 Greece 36.69% 2012
17 Comoros 33.5% 2012
18 Aruba 33.24% 2012
19 Rwanda 31.21% 2012
20 Liechtenstein 30.71% 2012
21 Tanzania 30.4% 2012
22 Pakistan 30.28% 2012
23 Japan 29.97% 2012
24 Jordan 29.97% 2009
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo 29.15% 2012
26 Dominica 28.58% 2012
27 Australia 28.34% 2009
28 Burma 28.01% 2012
29 Eritrea 27.54% 2012
30 Estonia 26.47% 2009
31 Sudan 22.87% 2012
32 Suriname 22.87% 2009
33 Kenya 20.2% 2012
34 Israel 19.9% 2012
35 United Kingdom 18.21% 2012
36 Algeria 17.14% 2012
37 American Samoa 17.04% 2009
38 United Arab Emirates 16.61% 2012
39 Botswana 16.34% 2012
40 Macau 16.13% 2012
41 Vanuatu 16.01% 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 15.71% 2012
42 Brunei 15.66% 2012
43 Fiji 15.65% 2012
44 Saudi Arabia 14.44% 2012
45 Belgium 14.21% 2012
46 European Union 13.58% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13.33% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 13.31% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13.22% 2012
47 Ecuador 13.14% 2012
48 Guam 12.99% 2012
49 Somalia 12.76% 2012
50 New Caledonia 12.45% 2012
51 Senegal 12.43% 2009
52 France 12.09% 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 12% 2012
53 Belize 11.86% 2009
54 Romania 11.63% 2012
55 Grenada 11.56% 2012
56 Laos 11.48% 2012
57 Russia 10.81% 2009
58 Lithuania 10.75% 2009
59 Uganda 10.7% 2012
60 Kazakhstan 10.52% 2012
61 Swaziland 10.23% 2012
62 Iraq 10.18% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 9.98% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 9.81% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 9.65% 2012
European Union average (profile) 9.53% 2009
63 Egypt 9.47% 2012
64 South Africa 9.37% 2012
65 Ukraine 9.17% 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 8.88% 2009
66 French Polynesia 8.87% 2012
67 Seychelles 8.63% 2012
68 Namibia 8.25% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 8.18% 2009
69 Croatia 7.62% 2012
70 Palau 7.41% 2012
71 The Bahamas 7.38% 2012
72 Angola 7.09% 2012
73 East Timor 6.67% 2009
74 Cambodia 6.46% 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.95% 2009
75 Oman 5.85% 2012
76 India 5.81% 2012
77 Jamaica 5.59% 2012
78 Sweden 5.33% 2009
79 Tajikistan 5.07% 2012
80 Benin 5.05% 2012
81 Bermuda 5.04% 2009
82 Chad 4.75% 2012
83 Italy 4.63% 2012
84 Czech Republic 4.4% 2012
85 Thailand 4.38% 2009
86 Guatemala 4.24% 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.15% 2009
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 4.15% 2009
87 Poland 4.1% 2012
88 North Korea 3.94% 2012
89 Paraguay 3.93% 2012
90 Hungary 3.9% 2012
91 Republic of Macedonia 3.79% 2012
92 Cote d'Ivoire 3.51% 2012
93 Luxembourg 3.45% 2012
94 Sao Tome and Principe 3.43% 2012
95 Bulgaria 3.18% 2009
96 Colombia 3.17% 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.06% 2009
97 Tonga 2.98% 2012
98 Northern Mariana Islands 2.83% 2012
99 El Salvador 2.79% 2012
100 Tunisia 2.7% 2012
101 Haiti 2.66% 2012
102 Equatorial Guinea 2.57% 2009
103 Bahrain 2.54% 2012
104 Peru 2.49% 2012
105 Trinidad and Tobago 2.48% 2012
106 Turkey 2.43% 2009
107 Afghanistan 2.41% 2012
108 Morocco 2.41% 2012
109 Gabon 2.38% 2012
110 Malawi 2.28% 2012
111 Indonesia 2.2% 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.17% 2009
112 Saint Lucia 2.09% 2012
113 Malaysia 2.03% 2009
114 Costa Rica 2.01% 2012
115 Brazil 2% 2012
116 United States 2% 2012
117 Honduras 1.89% 2009
118 Lesotho 1.82% 2012
119 Yemen 1.77% 2009
120 Germany 1.74% 2012
121 Venezuela 1.73% 2012
122 Portugal 1.72% 2012
123 Vietnam 1.71% 2009
124 Chile 1.65% 2012
125 Antigua and Barbuda 1.64% 2012
126 Puerto Rico 1.62% 2012
127 Iceland 1.61% 2012
128 Sierra Leone 1.44% 2012
129 Singapore 1.44% 2009
130 Cameroon 1.35% 2012
131 Spain 1.34% 2012
132 Cuba 1.32% 2012
133 Norway 1.3% 2012
134 China 1.28% 2009
135 Cape Verde 1.25% 2012
136 Cayman Islands 1.24% 2009
137 Nigeria 1.22% 2012
138 Argentina 1.1% 2009
139 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.09% 2012
140 Sri Lanka 1.06% 2009
141 Mauritius 0.954% 2012
142 Turkmenistan 0.951% 2012
143 Slovenia 0.895% 2012
144 The Gambia 0.888% 2012
145 Serbia 0.855% 2012
146 Mongolia 0.85% 2012
147 Moldova 0.842% 2012
148 Marshall Islands 0.761% 2012
149 Ethiopia 0.759% 2012
150 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.707% 2009
151 Malta 0.701% 2012
152 Mali 0.627% 2012
153 Syria 0.626% 2009
154 Switzerland 0.626% 2012
155 Cyprus 0.559% 2009
156 Samoa 0.545% 2009
157 Netherlands 0.541% 2012
158 Denmark 0.487% 2012
159 Burundi 0.476% 2012
160 Ireland 0.446% 2012
161 Azerbaijan 0.405% 2012
162 Albania 0.357% 2012
163 Panama 0.352% 2012
164 Uruguay 0.331% 2009
165 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.328% 2012
166 Papua New Guinea 0.318% 2009
167 Faeroe Islands 0.301% 2012
168 Mauritania 0.297% 2012
169 Qatar 0.251% 2009
170 Latvia 0.241% 2012
171 Mozambique 0.217% 2012
172 Niger 0.21% 2012
173 Tuvalu 0.189% 2009
174 South Korea 0.17% 2012
175 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.158% 2012
176 Togo 0.14% 2012
177 Djibouti 0.125% 2012
178 Madagascar 0.119% 2009
179 Kiribati 0.115% 2012
180 Lebanon 0.106% 2009
181 Greenland 0.0923% 2012
182 Bangladesh 0.0744% 2012
183 Andorra 0.0666% 2012
184 Barbados 0.0652% 2009
185 Mexico 0.0579% 2012
186 Liberia 0.0501% 2012
187 Libya 0.05% 2009
188 Republic of the Congo 0.0463% 2012
189 Uzbekistan 0.0392% 2012
190 Channel Islands 0.0244% 2010
191 Montenegro 0.0116% 2012
192 Kuwait 0.00891% 2009
193 San Marino 0.00147% 2012
194 Canada 1.67e-05% 2012
195 Solomon Islands 1.39e-05% 2012
196 Iran 1.22e-05% 2012
197 Guyana 0.0 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Marine protected areas > % of territorial waters. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Marine-protected-areas/%-of-territorial-waters

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