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Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Terrestrial and marine protected areas (% of total territorial area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. 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. Sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 98.4% 2012
2 Slovenia 54.86% 2012
3 Venezuela 49.54% 2012
4 Germany 49.04% 2012
5 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
6 Namibia 42.58% 2012
7 Hong Kong 41.88% 2012
8 Greenland 40.59% 2012
9 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
10 Zambia 37.78% 2012
11 Botswana 37.19% 2012
12 Ecuador 37.04% 2012
13 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
14 Bulgaria 35.44% 2012
15 Poland 34.81% 2012
16 Nicaragua 32.47% 2012
17 Tanzania 31.66% 2012
Western Europe average (profile) 31.63% 2010
18 Netherlands 31.48% 2012
19 New Caledonia 30.5% 2012
20 Republic of the Congo 30.44% 2012
21 Saudi Arabia 29.95% 2012
22 Guatemala 29.82% 2012
23 Brunei 29.58% 2012
24 France 28.7% 2012
25 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
26 Palau 28.2% 2012
27 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
28 Guinea-Bissau 27.12% 2012
29 Guinea 26.81% 2012
30 Belize 26.39% 2012
31 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
32 Brazil 25.97% 2012
33 Benin 25.51% 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 25.48% 2012
34 Spain 25.32% 2012
35 European Union 25.08% 2012
36 Belgium 24.47% 2012
European Union average (profile) 24.35% 2012
37 Senegal 24.2% 2012
38 Togo 24.19% 2012
39 Cambodia 23.76% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 23.75% 2012
40 Austria 23.59% 2012
41 Denmark 23.56% 2012
42 United Kingdom 23.37% 2012
43 Estonia 23.24% 2012
44 Hungary 23.14% 2012
45 Costa Rica 22.6% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 22.45% 2012
46 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 22.18% 2012
47 Cote d'Ivoire 22.17% 2012
48 Greece 21.48% 2012
49 New Zealand 21.32% 2012
50 Italy 21.03% 2012
51 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
52 Colombia 20.83% 2012
53 Dominican Republic 20.83% 2012
Europe average (profile) 20.67% 2012
54 Kiribati 20.22% 2012
55 Northern Mariana Islands 19.95% 2012
56 Morocco 19.92% 2012
57 Romania 19.23% 2012
58 Gabon 19.15% 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 18.86% 2012
59 Ethiopia 18.41% 2012
60 Peru 18.3% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 18.29% 2012
61 Malawi 18.25% 2012
62 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 17.91% 2012
63 Latvia 17.58% 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17.33% 2012
64 Lithuania 17.25% 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 17.17% 2012
65 Cyprus 17.15% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 16.85% 2012
66 American Samoa 16.84% 2012
67 Niger 16.72% 2012
68 Laos 16.68% 2012
69 Chad 16.62% 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 16.5% 2012
70 Thailand 16.41% 2012
71 Mozambique 16.4% 2012
72 Nepal 16.38% 2012
Tourist destinations average (profile) 16.32% 2012
73 Honduras 16.22% 2012
74 China 16.12% 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 15.59% 2012
75 United Arab Emirates 15.47% 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 15.41% 2012
76 Sri Lanka 15.4% 2012
77 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2012
78 Suriname 15.17% 2012
79 Finland 15.17% 2012
80 United States 15.14% 2012
81 Equatorial Guinea 15.09% 2012
82 Australia 15.05% 2012
83 Chile 15.04% 2012
84 Israel 14.74% 2012
85 Portugal 14.73% 2012
86 Ghana 14.41% 2012
87 Panama 14.11% 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 14.09% 2012
88 Malaysia 13.93% 2012
89 Sweden 13.87% 2012
90 Nigeria 13.82% 2012
91 Mongolia 13.78% 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 13.73% 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 13.73% 2012
92 Mexico 13.69% 2012
93 Iceland 13.27% 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 13% 2012
94 Kuwait 12.92% 2012
95 Ireland 12.8% 2012
96 Montenegro 12.79% 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 12.73% 2012
failed states average (profile) 12.63% 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 12.57% 2012
97 Norway 12.23% 2012
98 Angola 12.06% 2012
99 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.04% 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 11.89% 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 11.61% 2012
100 Kenya 11.59% 2012
101 Uganda 11.45% 2012
102 Russia 11.35% 2012
103 Egypt 11.34% 2012
104 Japan 10.97% 2012
105 Cameroon 10.91% 2012
106 Pakistan 10.56% 2012
107 Rwanda 10.55% 2012
108 Croatia 10.32% 2012
109 Sierra Leone 10.25% 2012
110 Trinidad and Tobago 10.06% 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 9.97% 2012
111 Cuba 9.91% 2012
112 Andorra 9.83% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 9.7% 2012
113 Albania 9.48% 2012
114 Tonga 9.45% 2012
115 Oman 9.31% 2012
116 Indonesia 9.05% 2012
117 El Salvador 8.69% 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.58% 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 8.44% 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 8.41% 2012
118 Belarus 8.28% 2012
119 Armenia 8.1% 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 8.05% 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 7.53% 2012
120 Algeria 7.38% 2012
121 Azerbaijan 7.36% 2012
122 Republic of Macedonia 7.27% 2012
123 Sudan 7.08% 2010
124 Jamaica 7.06% 2012
125 Canada 7.02% 2012
126 Iran 6.96% 2012
127 Bahrain 6.82% 2012
128 Argentina 6.65% 2012
129 South Africa 6.56% 2012
130 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
131 Kyrgyzstan 6.33% 2012
132 Serbia 6.3% 2012
133 East Timor 6.25% 2012
134 Mali 6.05% 2012
135 Fiji 5.99% 2012
136 Burma 5.97% 2012
137 Guam 5.27% 2012
138 South Korea 5.26% 2012
139 Bermuda 5.07% 2012
140 Philippines 5.06% 2012
141 India 5% 2012
142 Guyana 4.96% 2012
143 Burundi 4.89% 2012
144 Tunisia 4.82% 2012
145 Tajikistan 4.77% 2012
146 Vietnam 4.72% 2012
147 Madagascar 4.72% 2012
148 Puerto Rico 4.59% 2012
149 Ukraine 4.49% 2012
150 The Gambia 4.39% 2012
151 Bangladesh 4.24% 2012
152 Comoros 3.99% 2012
153 Moldova 3.82% 2012
154 Eritrea 3.75% 2012
155 Dominica 3.7% 2012
156 Georgia 3.68% 2012
157 Turks and Caicos Islands 3.58% 2012
158 Singapore 3.39% 2012
159 Uzbekistan 3.35% 2012
160 Kazakhstan 3.32% 2012
161 Turkmenistan 3.18% 2012
162 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
163 Uruguay 2.57% 2012
164 Saint Lucia 2.49% 2012
165 Liberia 2.44% 2012
166 Qatar 2.42% 2012
167 Samoa 2.34% 2012
168 Malta 2.2% 2012
169 Turkey 2.11% 2012
170 North Korea 1.66% 2012
171 Cayman Islands 1.54% 2012
172 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.51% 2012
173 Papua New Guinea 1.41% 2012
174 Seychelles 1.26% 2012
175 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.23% 2012
176 Mauritania 1.2% 2012
177 Antigua and Barbuda 1.2% 2012
178 Yemen 1.13% 2012
179 Solomon Islands 1.05% 2012
180 The Bahamas 1.01% 2012
181 Faeroe Islands 0.97% 2012
182 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.769% 2012
183 Mauritius 0.733% 2012
184 Marshall Islands 0.707% 2012
185 Syria 0.688% 2012
186 Somalia 0.527% 2012
187 Lesotho 0.506% 2012
188 Channel Islands 0.499% 2010
189 Lebanon 0.478% 2012
190 Vanuatu 0.453% 2012
191 Iraq 0.38% 2012
192 Afghanistan 0.372% 2012
193 Tuvalu 0.331% 2012
194 Grenada 0.25% 2012
195 Cape Verde 0.16% 2012
196 Djibouti 0.158% 2012
197 Libya 0.143% 2012
198 Haiti 0.123% 2012
199 French Polynesia 0.11% 2012
200 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0912% 2012
201 Barbados 0.0799% 2012
202 Jordan 0.0322% 2012
203 Aruba 0.0303% 2012
204 Sao Tome and Principe 0.00139% 2012

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