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Environment > Proportion of land area under protection: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Terrestrial areas protected to total surface area, percentage.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Reunion 76.39% 2012
2 New Caledonia 61.29% 2012
3 Martinique 55.12% 2012
4 Slovenia 54.51% 2012
5 Venezuela 52.97% 2012
6 French Guiana 48.31% 2012
7 Germany 48.03% 2012
8 Guadeloupe 46.09% 2012
9 Turks and Caicos Islands 44.39% 2012
10 Brunei 43.99% 2012
11 Namibia 43.17% 2012
12 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
13 Seychelles 42.05% 2012
14 Hong Kong 41.88% 2012
15 Greenland 41.09% 2012
16 Cyprus 40.95% 2012
17 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
18 Zambia 37.78% 2012
19 Botswana 37.19% 2012
20 Belize 36.65% 2012
21 Bulgaria 36.61% 2012
22 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
23 Gibraltar 35.97% 2012
24 Monaco 35.93% 2012
25 Greece 34.65% 2012
26 Poland 34.2% 2012
27 Trinidad and Tobago 32.6% 2012
28 Tanzania 32.18% 2012
29 Saudi Arabia 31.26% 2012
30 Guatemala 30.93% 2012
31 Nicaragua 30.83% 2012
32 Spain 29.01% 2012
33 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
34 Saint Helena 28.26% 2012
35 Guinea 28.06% 2012
36 United Kingdom 27.91% 2012
37 New Zealand 27.26% 2012
38 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
39 Costa Rica 26.94% 2012
40 Guam 26.84% 2012
41 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
42 Brazil 26.26% 2012
43 Cambodia 26.21% 2012
44 Benin 26.1% 2012
45 Senegal 24.76% 2012
46 France 24.74% 2012
47 Togo 24.66% 2012
48 Ecuador 23.73% 2012
49 Austria 23.59% 2012
50 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 23.5% 2012
51 Hungary 23.14% 2012
52 Belgium 23.02% 2012
53 Cote d'Ivoire 22.89% 2012
54 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
55 Portugal 22.26% 2012
56 Kiribati 22.01% 2012
57 Sri Lanka 22% 2012
58 Dominica 21.69% 2012
59 Italy 21.6% 2012
60 Morocco 21.54% 2012
61 Malta 21.5% 2012
62 Colombia 21.18% 2012
63 Honduras 21.1% 2012
64 Estonia 20.91% 2012
65 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
66 Equatorial Guinea 20.61% 2012
67 Panama 20.57% 2012
68 Gabon 19.94% 2012
69 Iceland 19.86% 2012
70 Netherlands 19.54% 2012
71 Peru 19.06% 2012
72 Thailand 18.82% 2012
73 Romania 18.71% 2012
74 Latvia 18.57% 2012
75 Chile 18.56% 2012
76 Dominican Republic 18.55% 2012
77 Denmark 18.42% 2012
78 Ethiopia 18.41% 2012
79 Kuwait 18.39% 2012
80 Malaysia 18.35% 2012
81 Malawi 18.25% 2012
82 United Arab Emirates 18.15% 2012
83 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
84 Mozambique 17.63% 2012
85 Israel 17.43% 2012
86 Saint Lucia 16.86% 2012
87 Netherlands Antilles 16.83% 2012
88 Lithuania 16.78% 2012
89 Niger 16.72% 2012
90 China 16.71% 2012
91 Laos 16.68% 2012
92 Chad 16.62% 2012
93 Japan 16.54% 2012
94 Nepal 16.38% 2012
95 Guinea-Bissau 16.34% 2012
96 Norway 16.33% 2012
97 Palau 15.95% 2012
98 Jamaica 15.89% 2012
99 Tonga 15.62% 2012
100 Virgin Islands 15.34% 2012
101 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2012
102 Finland 15.1% 2012
103 Ghana 15.06% 2012
104 Montenegro 14.79% 2012
105 Suriname 14.72% 2012
106 Indonesia 14.7% 2012
107 Sweden 14.53% 2012
108 Ireland 14.27% 2012
109 Nigeria 14.11% 2012
110 Croatia 14.06% 2012
111 United States 13.82% 2012
112 Mongolia 13.78% 2012
113 The Bahamas 13.66% 2012
114 Mexico 12.92% 2012
115 Australia 12.85% 2012
116 Cuba 12.41% 2012
117 Angola 12.4% 2012
118 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.04% 2012
119 Kenya 11.61% 2012
120 Uganda 11.45% 2012
121 Russia 11.33% 2012
122 Egypt 11.23% 2012
123 Cameroon 10.99% 2012
124 Albania 10.96% 2012
125 Philippines 10.91% 2012
126 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10.88% 2012
127 Pakistan 10.75% 2012
128 Oman 10.68% 2012
129 Rwanda 10.55% 2012
130 Sierra Leone 10.5% 2012
131 Montserrat 10.48% 2012
132 Puerto Rico 10.26% 2012
133 Antigua and Barbuda 10.18% 2012
134 Comoros 10.1% 2012
135 Andorra 9.83% 2012
136 Niue 9.08% 2012
137 British Virgin Islands 8.96% 2012
138 Cayman Islands 8.74% 2012
139 East Timor 8.72% 2012
140 Canada 8.56% 2012
141 El Salvador 8.44% 2012
142 Belarus 8.28% 2012
143 Armenia 8.1% 2012
144 Algeria 7.46% 2012
145 Azerbaijan 7.36% 2012
146 Burma 7.28% 2012
147 Republic of Macedonia 7.27% 2012
148 Iran 7.16% 2012
149 Argentina 6.91% 2012
150 Samoa 6.74% 2012
151 Vietnam 6.45% 2012
152 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
153 Kyrgyzstan 6.33% 2012
154 Serbia 6.3% 2012
155 South Korea 6.27% 2012
156 South Africa 6.2% 2012
157 Tokelau 6.09% 2012
158 Mali 6.05% 2012
159 Anguilla 5.96% 2012
160 Western Sahara 5.77% 2012
161 Bermuda 5.76% 2012
162 Tunisia 5.38% 2012
163 Singapore 5.37% 2012
164 India 5.21% 2012
165 Guyana 5.21% 2012
166 Madagascar 4.99% 2012
167 Eritrea 4.96% 2012
168 Burundi 4.89% 2012
169 Gambia 4.83% 2012
170 Mayotte 4.82% 2012
171 Tajikistan 4.77% 2012
172 Bangladesh 4.72% 2012
173 Mauritius 4.49% 2012
174 Fiji 4.33% 2012
175 Vanuatu 4.23% 2012
176 Ukraine 4.05% 2012
177 Federated States of Micronesia 4.03% 2012
178 Georgia 3.93% 2012
179 Moldova 3.82% 2012
180 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.57% 2012
181 Uzbekistan 3.35% 2012
182 Kazakhstan 3.32% 2012
183 Qatar 3.18% 2012
184 Turkmenistan 3.18% 2012
185 Papua New Guinea 3.12% 2012
186 Northern Mariana Islands 3.07% 2012
187 Marshall Islands 3.04% 2012
188 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
189 American Samoa 2.93% 2012
190 Bahrain 2.8% 2012
191 Uruguay 2.68% 2012
192 Liberia 2.52% 2012
193 Cape Verde 2.47% 2012
194 Solomon Islands 2.2% 2012
195 Grenada 2.2% 2012
196 Turkey 2.05% 2012
197 French Polynesia 1.98% 2012
198 Tuvalu 1.94% 2012
199 Jordan 1.91% 2010
200 Faeroe Islands 1.7% 2012
201 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.49% 2012
202 Cook Islands 1.32% 2012
203 Yemen 0.79% 2012
204 Syria 0.689% 2012
205 Mauritania 0.604% 2012
206 Lebanon 0.586% 2012
207 Somalia 0.584% 2012
208 Lesotho 0.506% 2012
209 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.477% 2012
210 Aruba 0.475% 2012
211 Iraq 0.38% 2012
212 Afghanistan 0.372% 2012
213 Haiti 0.303% 2012
214 Palestine 0.215% 2012
215 Wallis and Futuna 0.166% 2012
216 Libya 0.145% 2012
217 Barbados 0.124% 2012
218 Djibouti 0.0839% 2012

Citation

"All countries compared for Environment > Proportion of land area under protection", United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Proportion-of-land-area-under-protection

Environment > Proportion of land area under protection: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Environment > Proportion of land area under protection

  • Djibouti has ranked last for proportion of land area under protection since 2000.
  • Reunion has had the highest proportion of land area under protection since 2010.
  • Martinique has ranked in the top 3 for proportion of land area under protection since 1990.
  • Barbados has ranked second last for proportion of land area under protection since 2010.
  • New Caledonia has ranked #2 in proportion of land area under protection since 2010.
  • Libya has ranked third last for proportion of land area under protection since 2000.
  • Venezuela has ranked in the top 6 for proportion of land area under protection since 1990.
  • Guadeloupe has ranked in the top 8 for proportion of land area under protection since 1990.
  • Germany has ranked in the top 11 for proportion of land area under protection since 1990.
  • Slovenia has ranked #4 in proportion of land area under protection since 2010.
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