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Environment > Water > Proportion of marine area under protection: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Marine areas protected to territorial waters, percentage.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 99.99% 2012
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.21% 2012
3 Slovenia 98.42% 2012
4 Ecuador 75.66% 2012
5 Germany 64.46% 2012
6 Netherlands 61.82% 2012
7 France 58.55% 2012
8 Belgium 55.72% 2012
9 Gibraltar 54.35% 2012
10 Poland 52.77% 2012
11 Guinea-Bissau 45.85% 2012
12 Romania 40.44% 2012
13 Nicaragua 37.74% 2012
14 Greenland 36.69% 2012
15 Australia 33.24% 2012
16 Mauritania 32.17% 2012
17 Saint Helena 31.21% 2012
18 Lithuania 30.71% 2012
19 United States 30.4% 2012
20 Palau 30.28% 2012
21 Jordan 29.97% 2012
22 Denmark 29.15% 2012
23 Dominican Republic 28.58% 2012
24 Namibia 28.01% 2012
25 Estonia 27.54% 2012
26 New Caledonia 25.2% 2012
27 Suriname 22.87% 2012
28 Northern Mariana Islands 20.28% 2012
29 Kiribati 20.2% 2012
30 Italy 19.9% 2012
31 Mexico 18.86% 2012
32 Western Sahara 18.23% 2012
33 Tanzania 18.21% 2012
34 American Samoa 17.14% 2012
35 United Kingdom 16.61% 2012
36 Brazil 16.34% 2012
37 Colombia 16.13% 2012
38 Venezuela 16.01% 2012
39 Bulgaria 15.66% 2012
40 Finland 15.65% 2012
41 Costa Rica 15.46% 2012
42 Senegal 14.44% 2012
43 Belize 14.21% 2012
44 Egypt 13.14% 2012
45 Guatemala 12.99% 2012
46 South Africa 12.76% 2012
47 New Zealand 12.45% 2012
48 French Guiana 12.09% 2012
49 Russia 11.63% 2012
50 Guadeloupe 11.56% 2012
51 Latvia 11.48% 2012
52 Ukraine 10.7% 2012
53 Kenya 10.52% 2012
54 Sweden 10.23% 2012
55 Ireland 10.18% 2012
56 El Salvador 9.47% 2012
57 Tonga 9.4% 2012
58 Spain 9.37% 2012
59 United Arab Emirates 9.17% 2012
60 Gabon 8.87% 2012
61 Sierra Leone 8.63% 2012
62 Cuba 7.62% 2012
63 Panama 7.41% 2012
64 Bahrain 7.38% 2012
65 Anguilla 7.09% 2012
66 Cameroon 6.46% 2012
67 Greece 6.31% 2012
68 Fiji 6.15% 2012
69 Pakistan 5.85% 2012
70 Indonesia 5.81% 2012
71 Japan 5.59% 2012
72 Thailand 5.07% 2012
73 Bermuda 5.05% 2012
74 Chile 4.75% 2012
75 Jamaica 4.63% 2012
76 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.4% 2012
77 Guinea 4.24% 2012
78 Portugal 4.1% 2012
79 South Korea 3.94% 2012
80 Peru 3.93% 2012
81 Iceland 3.9% 2012
82 East Timor 3.79% 2012
83 Croatia 3.51% 2012
84 Madagascar 3.45% 2012
85 Saudi Arabia 3.43% 2012
86 Yemen 3.3% 2012
87 Comoros 3.17% 2012
88 Trinidad and Tobago 2.98% 2012
89 Norway 2.83% 2012
90 Equatorial Guinea 2.79% 2012
91 Turkey 2.7% 2012
92 Honduras 2.66% 2012
93 Guam 2.63% 2012
94 Bangladesh 2.54% 2012
95 Morocco 2.53% 2012
96 Philippines 2.49% 2012
97 Tunisia 2.48% 2012
98 Albania 2.41% 2012
99 Mozambique 2.41% 2012
100 Gambia 2.38% 2012
101 Malaysia 2.28% 2012
102 Iran 2.2% 2012
103 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2.09% 2012
104 Cote d'Ivoire 2.01% 2012
105 British Virgin Islands 2% 2012
106 Virgin Islands 2% 2012
107 Liberia 1.82% 2012
108 Ghana 1.74% 2012
109 Vietnam 1.73% 2012
110 Uruguay 1.73% 2012
111 Puerto Rico 1.72% 2012
112 China 1.65% 2012
113 Argentina 1.64% 2012
114 Qatar 1.62% 2012
115 India 1.61% 2012
116 Singapore 1.44% 2012
117 Brunei 1.44% 2012
118 Canada 1.35% 2012
119 Sri Lanka 1.34% 2012
120 Cyprus 1.32% 2012
121 Oman 1.3% 2012
122 Cayman Islands 1.25% 2012
123 Niue 1.22% 2012
124 Samoa 1.09% 2012
125 Mayotte 0.954% 2012
126 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.951% 2012
127 Solomon Islands 0.895% 2012
128 Georgia 0.888% 2012
129 Seychelles 0.855% 2012
130 Montenegro 0.85% 2012
131 Reunion 0.842% 2012
132 Antigua and Barbuda 0.779% 2012
133 Martinique 0.761% 2012
134 Faeroe Islands 0.759% 2012
135 Marshall Islands 0.701% 2012
136 Malta 0.627% 2012
137 Syria 0.626% 2012
138 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.606% 2012
139 Netherlands Antilles 0.541% 2012
140 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.527% 2012
141 Djibouti 0.487% 2012
142 Cambodia 0.476% 2012
143 Israel 0.446% 2012
144 The Bahamas 0.405% 2012
145 Algeria 0.357% 2012
146 Papua New Guinea 0.352% 2012
147 Tuvalu 0.328% 2012
148 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.301% 2012
149 Mauritius 0.297% 2012
150 Lebanon 0.241% 2012
151 Burma 0.217% 2012
152 Nigeria 0.21% 2012
153 Kuwait 0.17% 2012
154 Saint Lucia 0.158% 2012
155 Tokelau 0.14% 2012
156 Dominica 0.125% 2012
157 Grenada 0.0923% 2012
158 French Polynesia 0.0814% 2012
159 Barbados 0.0744% 2012
160 Angola 0.0666% 2012
161 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0579% 2012
162 Libya 0.0501% 2012
163 Cook Islands 0.0463% 2012
164 Vanuatu 0.0392% 2012
165 Montserrat 0.0116% 2012
166 Sao Tome and Principe 0.00147% 2012
167 Cape Verde 1.67e-05% 2012
168 Somalia 1.39e-05% 2012
169 Iraq 1.22e-05% 2012

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