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Environment > Wildness: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percent of land area having very low 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 Libya 89.9% 1990
2 Canada 81.87% 1990
3 Algeria 80.82% 1990
4 Iceland 80.08% 1990
5 Mauritania 79.46% 1990
6 Australia 74% 1990
7 Niger 73.54% 1990
8 Gabon 72.79% 1990
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo 71.62% 1990
10 Egypt 70.06% 1990
11 Mongolia 69.99% 1990
12 Botswana 67.41% 1990
13 Namibia 66.23% 1990
14 Russia 65.8% 1990
15 Bolivia 60.93% 1990
16 Mali 59.81% 1990
17 Chad 59.45% 1990
18 Oman 53.97% 1990
19 Central African Republic 51.5% 1990
20 Venezuela 50.77% 1990
21 Brazil 50.41% 1990
22 Colombia 48.26% 1990
23 Peru 45.56% 1990
24 Saudi Arabia 44.34% 1990
25 Paraguay 44.12% 1990
26 Angola 43.63% 1990
27 Sudan 41.36% 1990
28 Chile 40.46% 1990
29 Kazakhstan 39.45% 1990
30 Kenya 39.01% 1990
31 Argentina 35.99% 1990
32 United States 35.89% 1990
33 Papua New Guinea 35.28% 1990
34 Uzbekistan 34.4% 1990
OPEC countries average (profile) 31.65% 1990
35 New Zealand 31.51% 1990
36 China 31.49% 1990
37 Sweden 31.41% 1990
38 Finland 30.04% 1990
39 Norway 28.71% 1990
40 Malaysia 27.45% 1990
41 Tunisia 26.2% 1990
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 26.14% 1990
42 Tajikistan 25.63% 1990
Former French colonies average (profile) 25.16% 1990
43 Ecuador 24.93% 1990
Muslim countries average (profile) 24.03% 1990
44 Zambia 23.98% 1990
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 23.67% 1990
45 Turkmenistan 22.28% 1990
46 Mozambique 21.79% 1990
47 South Africa 19.78% 1990
failed states average (profile) 19.57% 1990
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.41% 1990
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.36% 1990
48 Somalia 17.7% 1990
49 Mexico 17.65% 1990
50 Morocco 17.54% 1990
51 Madagascar 17.48% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.88% 1990
52 Malawi 16.1% 1990
53 Indonesia 15.95% 1990
Cold countries average (profile) 15.92% 1990
54 Burma 15.66% 1990
55 Guatemala 15.1% 1990
56 Kyrgyzstan 14.97% 1990
57 Ethiopia 14.91% 1990
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 14.87% 1990
58 Panama 14.83% 1990
High income OECD countries average (profile) 14.82% 1990
South and Central Asia average (profile) 13.24% 1990
59 Nicaragua 12.9% 1990
60 Uganda 12.55% 1990
61 Cambodia 12.16% 1990
62 Honduras 10.65% 1990
63 Cameroon 10.46% 1990
64 Tanzania 9.3% 1990
65 Liberia 8.96% 1990
NATO countries average (profile) 7.66% 1990
66 Laos 6.21% 1990
67 Burundi 5.13% 1990
68 Cote d'Ivoire 4.38% 1990
69 Senegal 4.13% 1990
70 Iraq 3.68% 1990
71 Spain 3.43% 1990
72 Benin 3.08% 1990
73 Estonia 2.86% 1990
European Union average (profile) 2.76% 1990
74 Nepal 2.62% 1990
75 Iran 2.53% 1990
76 Pakistan 2.51% 1990
77 Armenia 2.5% 1990
Eurozone average (profile) 2.49% 1990
78 Switzerland 2.43% 1990
79 Rwanda 2.42% 1990
80 Uruguay 2.39% 1990
81 Jordan 2.08% 1990
82 India 1.94% 1990
83 Burkina Faso 1.81% 1990
84 Bhutan 1.76% 1990
South Asia average (profile) 1.57% 1990
85 Vietnam 1.05% 1990
86 Zimbabwe 1.04% 1990
87 Cuba 0.91% 1990
88 Thailand 0.9% 1990
89 Portugal 0.78% 1990
90 Republic of Macedonia 0.7% 1990
91 Guinea-Bissau 0.65% 1990
92 Turkey 0.64% 1990
93 Israel 0.61% 1990
94 Ghana 0.58% 1990
95 Nigeria 0.55% 1990
96 Philippines 0.52% 1990
97 Albania 0.32% 1990
98 Azerbaijan 0.28% 1990
99 United Kingdom 0.21% 1990
100 United Arab Emirates 0.16% 1990
=101 Syria 0.11% 1990
=101 Kuwait 0.11% 1990
103 Hungary 0.07% 1990
=104 Bangladesh 0.06% 1990
=104 Japan 0.06% 1990
=106 France 0.04% 1990
=106 Italy 0.04% 1990
=106 Austria 0.04% 1990
=109 Guinea 0.02% 1990
=109 Costa Rica 0.02% 1990
=109 Latvia 0.02% 1990
=109 Germany 0.02% 1990
=113 Dominica 0.01% 1990
=113 Ireland 0.01% 1990
=113 Greece 0.01% 1990
=116 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 1990
=116 Netherlands 0.0 1990
=116 South Korea 0.0 1990
=116 Slovakia 0.0 1990
=116 El Salvador 0.0 1990
=116 Sierra Leone 0.0 1990
=116 Denmark 0.0 1990
=116 Moldova 0.0 1990
=116 Lebanon 0.0 1990
=116 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0 1990
=116 Lithuania 0.0 1990
=116 The Gambia 0.0 1990
=116 Slovenia 0.0 1990
=116 Jamaica 0.0 1990
=116 Czech Republic 0.0 1990
=116 Togo 0.0 1990
=116 Ukraine 0.0 1990
=116 Bulgaria 0.0 1990
=116 Romania 0.0 1990
=116 Belarus 0.0 1990
=116 Belgium 0.0 1990
=116 Haiti 0.0 1990
=116 Croatia 0.0 1990
=116 Poland 0.0 1990
=116 North Korea 0.0 1990
=116 Sri Lanka 0.0 1990

Citation

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

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