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Geography > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land 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 areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 New Caledonia 61.29% 2012
2 Slovenia 54.51% 2012
3 Venezuela 52.97% 2012
4 Germany 48.03% 2012
5 Turks and Caicos Islands 44.39% 2012
6 Brunei 43.99% 2012
7 Namibia 43.17% 2012
8 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
9 Seychelles 42.05% 2012
10 Hong Kong 41.88% 2012
11 Greenland 41.09% 2012
12 Cyprus 40.95% 2012
13 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
14 Zambia 37.78% 2012
15 Botswana 37.19% 2012
16 Belize 36.65% 2012
17 Bulgaria 36.61% 2012
18 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
19 Monaco 35.93% 2012
20 Greece 34.65% 2012
21 Poland 34.2% 2012
22 Trinidad and Tobago 32.6% 2012
23 Tanzania 32.18% 2012
24 Saudi Arabia 31.26% 2012
25 Guatemala 30.93% 2012
26 Nicaragua 30.83% 2012
27 Republic of the Congo 30.41% 2012
28 Spain 29.01% 2012
29 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 28.22% 2012
30 Guinea 28.06% 2012
31 United Kingdom 27.91% 2012
32 New Zealand 27.26% 2012
33 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
34 Costa Rica 26.94% 2012
35 Guam 26.84% 2012
Western Europe average (profile) 26.56% 2010
36 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
37 Brazil 26.26% 2012
European Union average (profile) 26.24% 2012
38 Cambodia 26.21% 2012
39 Benin 26.1% 2012
40 European Union 25.72% 2012
41 Senegal 24.76% 2012
42 France 24.74% 2012
43 Togo 24.66% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 24.54% 2012
44 Ecuador 23.73% 2012
45 Austria 23.59% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 23.49% 2012
46 Hungary 23.14% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 23.03% 2012
47 Belgium 23.02% 2012
48 Cote d'Ivoire 22.89% 2012
49 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
50 Portugal 22.26% 2012
51 Kiribati 22.01% 2012
52 Sri Lanka 22% 2012
53 Dominica 21.69% 2012
54 Italy 21.6% 2012
55 Morocco 21.54% 2012
56 Malta 21.5% 2012
57 Colombia 21.18% 2012
58 Honduras 21.1% 2012
59 Estonia 20.91% 2012
60 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
Europe average (profile) 20.76% 2012
61 Equatorial Guinea 20.61% 2012
62 Panama 20.57% 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 20.12% 2012
Tourist destinations average (profile) 19.97% 2012
63 Gabon 19.94% 2012
64 Iceland 19.86% 2012
65 Netherlands 19.54% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 19.33% 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 19.13% 2012
66 Peru 19.06% 2012
67 Thailand 18.82% 2012
68 Romania 18.71% 2012
69 Latvia 18.57% 2012
70 Chile 18.56% 2012
71 Dominican Republic 18.55% 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 18.52% 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 18.51% 2012
72 Denmark 18.42% 2012
73 Ethiopia 18.41% 2012
74 Kuwait 18.39% 2012
75 Malaysia 18.35% 2012
76 Malawi 18.25% 2012
77 United Arab Emirates 18.15% 2012
78 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 17.83% 2012
79 Mozambique 17.63% 2012
80 Israel 17.43% 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 17.11% 2012
81 Saint Lucia 16.86% 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 16.85% 2012
82 Lithuania 16.78% 2012
83 Niger 16.72% 2012
84 China 16.71% 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 16.7% 2012
85 Laos 16.68% 2012
86 Chad 16.62% 2012
87 Japan 16.54% 2012
88 Nepal 16.38% 2012
89 Guinea-Bissau 16.34% 2012
90 Norway 16.33% 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 16.13% 2012
91 Palau 15.95% 2012
92 Jamaica 15.89% 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 15.63% 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 15.63% 2012
93 Tonga 15.62% 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 15.59% 2012
94 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2012
95 Finland 15.1% 2012
96 Ghana 15.06% 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 15.06% 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 14.85% 2012
97 Montenegro 14.79% 2012
98 Suriname 14.72% 2012
99 Indonesia 14.7% 2012
100 Sweden 14.53% 2012
101 Ireland 14.27% 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 14.19% 2012
102 Nigeria 14.11% 2012
103 Croatia 14.06% 2012
104 United States 13.82% 2012
105 Mongolia 13.78% 2012
106 The Bahamas 13.66% 2012
107 Mexico 12.92% 2012
108 Australia 12.85% 2012
109 Cuba 12.41% 2012
110 Angola 12.4% 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 12.29% 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 12.17% 2012
111 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.04% 2012
failed states average (profile) 12.03% 2012
112 Kenya 11.61% 2012
113 Uganda 11.45% 2012
114 Russia 11.33% 2012
115 Egypt 11.23% 2012
116 Cameroon 10.99% 2012
117 Albania 10.96% 2012
118 Philippines 10.91% 2012
119 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10.88% 2012
120 Pakistan 10.75% 2012
121 Oman 10.68% 2012
122 Rwanda 10.55% 2012
123 Sierra Leone 10.5% 2012
124 Puerto Rico 10.26% 2012
125 Antigua and Barbuda 10.18% 2012
126 Comoros 10.1% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 9.88% 2012
127 Andorra 9.83% 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 9.82% 2012
128 Channel Islands 9.33% 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 9.25% 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 9.06% 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 8.96% 2012
129 Cayman Islands 8.74% 2012
130 East Timor 8.72% 2012
131 Canada 8.56% 2012
132 El Salvador 8.44% 2012
133 Belarus 8.28% 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 8.27% 2012
134 Armenia 8.1% 2012
135 Algeria 7.46% 2012
136 Azerbaijan 7.36% 2012
137 Burma 7.28% 2012
138 Republic of Macedonia 7.27% 2012
139 Iran 7.16% 2012
140 Argentina 6.91% 2012
141 Sudan 6.8% 2010
142 Samoa 6.74% 2012
143 Vietnam 6.45% 2012
144 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
145 Kyrgyzstan 6.33% 2012
146 Serbia 6.3% 2012
147 South Korea 6.27% 2012
148 South Africa 6.2% 2012
149 Mali 6.05% 2012
150 Bermuda 5.76% 2012
151 Tunisia 5.38% 2012
152 Singapore 5.37% 2012
153 India 5.21% 2012
154 Guyana 5.21% 2012
155 Madagascar 4.99% 2012
156 Eritrea 4.96% 2012
157 Burundi 4.89% 2012
158 The Gambia 4.83% 2012
159 Tajikistan 4.77% 2012
160 Bangladesh 4.72% 2012
161 Mauritius 4.49% 2012
162 Fiji 4.33% 2012
163 Vanuatu 4.23% 2012
164 Ukraine 4.05% 2012
165 Federated States of Micronesia 4.03% 2012
166 Georgia 3.93% 2012
167 Moldova 3.82% 2012
168 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.57% 2012
169 Uzbekistan 3.35% 2012
170 Kazakhstan 3.32% 2012
171 Qatar 3.18% 2012
172 Turkmenistan 3.18% 2012
173 Papua New Guinea 3.12% 2012
174 Northern Mariana Islands 3.07% 2012
175 Marshall Islands 3.04% 2012
176 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
177 American Samoa 2.93% 2012
178 Bahrain 2.8% 2012
179 Uruguay 2.68% 2012
180 Liberia 2.52% 2012
181 Cape Verde 2.47% 2012
182 North Korea 2.32% 2012
183 Solomon Islands 2.2% 2012
184 Grenada 2.2% 2012
185 Turkey 2.05% 2012
186 French Polynesia 1.98% 2012
187 Tuvalu 1.94% 2012
188 Jordan 1.91% 2010
189 Faeroe Islands 1.7% 2012
190 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.49% 2012
191 Yemen 0.79% 2012
192 Syria 0.689% 2012
193 Mauritania 0.604% 2012
194 Lebanon 0.586% 2012
195 Somalia 0.584% 2012
196 Lesotho 0.506% 2012
197 Aruba 0.475% 2012
198 Iraq 0.38% 2012
199 Afghanistan 0.372% 2012
200 Haiti 0.303% 2012
201 Libya 0.145% 2012
202 Barbados 0.124% 2012
203 Djibouti 0.0839% 2012

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