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Environment > Non-wildness: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percent of land area having very high anthropogenic impact
Units: Percent of Land Area
Units: Global grids for population (GPW), land use (USGS AVHRR based classification from EROS data center), VMAP roads, VMAP railways, VMAP coastlines, VMAP major rivers and the stable lights data were all scored for "wildness". The scores were aggregated and normalized.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belgium 43.93% 1990
2 Netherlands 43.79% 1990
3 Denmark 39.45% 1990
4 Germany 32.84% 1990
5 United Kingdom 32.05% 1990
6 Japan 30.22% 1990
7 Switzerland 27.34% 1990
8 Hungary 26.38% 1990
9 Czech Republic 26.11% 1990
10 France 24.26% 1990
11 Italy 23.85% 1990
12 Poland 23.2% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 21.55% 1990
13 Slovakia 21.44% 1990
14 Cuba 21.04% 1990
15 South Korea 20.92% 1990
European Union average (profile) 20.9% 1990
Eurozone average (profile) 20.43% 1990
NATO countries average (profile) 18.87% 1990
16 Trinidad and Tobago 18.61% 1990
17 Jamaica 18.17% 1990
18 Ireland 17.95% 1990
High income OECD countries average (profile) 17.65% 1990
19 Sri Lanka 16.9% 1990
20 Austria 16.76% 1990
21 Bangladesh 16.34% 1990
22 Latvia 16.24% 1990
23 Croatia 16.23% 1990
24 Romania 15.68% 1990
25 Bulgaria 15.47% 1990
26 Israel 14.79% 1990
27 Slovenia 14.55% 1990
28 Lebanon 14.47% 1990
29 Ukraine 14.36% 1990
30 Lithuania 13.99% 1990
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.99% 1990
31 Estonia 13.63% 1990
32 The Gambia 13.37% 1990
33 North Korea 13.31% 1990
Cold countries average (profile) 13.03% 1990
34 Republic of Macedonia 12.73% 1990
35 Greece 12.28% 1990
36 El Salvador 12.17% 1990
37 Belarus 10.95% 1990
38 Moldova 10.92% 1990
39 Portugal 10.85% 1990
40 Spain 10.33% 1990
41 India 10.24% 1990
42 Philippines 9.01% 1990
43 Costa Rica 8.41% 1990
Emerging markets average (profile) 7.81% 1990
South Asia average (profile) 7.72% 1990
44 Sweden 7.48% 1990
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.38% 1990
45 Azerbaijan 7.31% 1990
46 Haiti 7.22% 1990
47 Kuwait 7.02% 1990
48 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.99% 1990
49 United States 6.59% 1990
50 Albania 6.09% 1990
51 Panama 6.07% 1990
52 Dominica 5.93% 1990
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.5% 1990
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.81% 1990
53 Sierra Leone 4.7% 1990
54 Tunisia 4.31% 1990
55 Uruguay 4.24% 1990
56 Pakistan 4.23% 1990
57 Honduras 4.09% 1990
58 Guatemala 3.93% 1990
59 Uzbekistan 3.9% 1990
60 Norway 3.89% 1990
61 Vietnam 3.77% 1990
62 China 3.76% 1990
63 Tajikistan 3.74% 1990
64 Armenia 3.73% 1990
65 Malaysia 3.72% 1990
66 Finland 3.7% 1990
67 Nicaragua 3.66% 1990
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.61% 1990
68 New Zealand 3.43% 1990
69 Guinea-Bissau 3.37% 1990
70 Indonesia 3.34% 1990
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.11% 1990
71 South Africa 2.92% 1990
72 Turkey 2.87% 1990
73 Argentina 2.86% 1990
74 Mexico 2.77% 1990
75 Thailand 2.68% 1990
76 Ecuador 2.66% 1990
77 United Arab Emirates 2.64% 1990
78 Egypt 2.37% 1990
79 Chile 2.35% 1990
80 Senegal 2.21% 1990
81 Zimbabwe 2.01% 1990
82 Nepal 2% 1990
83 Togo 1.99% 1990
84 Syria 1.95% 1990
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.9% 1990
85 Ghana 1.89% 1990
86 Liberia 1.78% 1990
87 Burma 1.73% 1990
failed states average (profile) 1.72% 1990
=88 Uganda 1.66% 1990
=88 Kyrgyzstan 1.66% 1990
90 Nigeria 1.6% 1990
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.56% 1990
91 Brazil 1.53% 1990
92 Morocco 1.48% 1990
93 Russia 1.46% 1990
94 Colombia 1.33% 1990
95 Iraq 1.2% 1990
96 Guinea 1.18% 1990
97 Iran 1.1% 1990
98 Cameroon 1.09% 1990
=99 Canada 1.03% 1990
=99 Jordan 1.03% 1990
101 Mozambique 0.95% 1990
102 Kenya 0.93% 1990
103 Madagascar 0.92% 1990
104 Malawi 0.85% 1990
105 Cambodia 0.83% 1990
106 Cote d'Ivoire 0.8% 1990
=107 Oman 0.79% 1990
=107 Benin 0.79% 1990
109 Turkmenistan 0.78% 1990
110 Burundi 0.77% 1990
111 Venezuela 0.75% 1990
112 Kazakhstan 0.7% 1990
113 Burkina Faso 0.63% 1990
114 Tanzania 0.62% 1990
115 Paraguay 0.54% 1990
116 Peru 0.53% 1990
117 Zambia 0.51% 1990
118 Algeria 0.5% 1990
119 Australia 0.48% 1990
120 Saudi Arabia 0.43% 1990
121 Ethiopia 0.31% 1990
122 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.25% 1990
123 Angola 0.22% 1990
124 Central African Republic 0.21% 1990
=125 Sudan 0.19% 1990
=125 Papua New Guinea 0.19% 1990
=125 Bolivia 0.19% 1990
=128 Rwanda 0.18% 1990
=128 Mali 0.18% 1990
=130 Botswana 0.15% 1990
=130 Gabon 0.15% 1990
=130 Iceland 0.15% 1990
133 Libya 0.12% 1990
134 Somalia 0.07% 1990
135 Bhutan 0.06% 1990
136 Namibia 0.04% 1990
=137 Mauritania 0.03% 1990
=137 Niger 0.03% 1990
139 Mongolia 0.02% 1990
=140 Laos 0.01% 1990
=140 Chad 0.01% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Non-wildness. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the last wild places on the earth's surface. Accessed via ciesin.org. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Non--wildness

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