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Cold countries Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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 Slovenia 54.86% 2012
2 Germany 49.04% 2012
3 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
4 Greenland 40.59% 2012
5 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
6 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
7 Poland 34.81% 2012
8 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
9 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
10 Belgium 24.47% 2012
11 Austria 23.59% 2012
12 Denmark 23.56% 2012
13 United Kingdom 23.37% 2012
14 Estonia 23.24% 2012
15 Hungary 23.14% 2012
16 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
17 Romania 19.23% 2012
18 Latvia 17.58% 2012
19 Lithuania 17.25% 2012
20 Nepal 16.38% 2012
21 China 16.12% 2012
22 Finland 15.17% 2012
23 United States 15.14% 2012
24 Chile 15.04% 2012
25 Sweden 13.87% 2012
26 Mongolia 13.78% 2012
27 Iceland 13.27% 2012
28 Ireland 12.8% 2012
29 Norway 12.23% 2012
30 Russia 11.35% 2012
31 Andorra 9.83% 2012
32 Belarus 8.28% 2012
33 Armenia 8.1% 2012
34 Republic of Macedonia 7.27% 2012
35 Canada 7.02% 2012
36 Kyrgyzstan 6.33% 2012
37 Tajikistan 4.77% 2012
38 Ukraine 4.49% 2012
39 Georgia 3.68% 2012
40 Kazakhstan 3.32% 2012
41 North Korea 1.66% 2012
42 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.51% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Cold-countries/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

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