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Europe 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 Monaco 98.4% 2012
2 Slovenia 54.86% 2012
3 Germany 49.04% 2012
4 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
5 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
6 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
7 Bulgaria 35.44% 2012
8 Poland 34.81% 2012
9 Netherlands 31.48% 2012
10 France 28.7% 2012
11 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
12 Spain 25.32% 2012
13 Belgium 24.47% 2012
14 Austria 23.59% 2012
15 Denmark 23.56% 2012
16 United Kingdom 23.37% 2012
17 Estonia 23.24% 2012
18 Hungary 23.14% 2012
19 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
20 Greece 21.48% 2012
21 Italy 21.03% 2012
22 Romania 19.23% 2012
23 Latvia 17.58% 2012
24 Lithuania 17.25% 2012
25 Cyprus 17.15% 2012
26 Finland 15.17% 2012
27 Portugal 14.73% 2012
28 Sweden 13.87% 2012
29 Iceland 13.27% 2012
30 Ireland 12.8% 2012
31 Montenegro 12.79% 2012
32 Norway 12.23% 2012
33 Russia 11.35% 2012
34 Croatia 10.32% 2012
35 Andorra 9.83% 2012
36 Albania 9.48% 2012
37 Belarus 8.28% 2012
38 Armenia 8.1% 2012
39 Azerbaijan 7.36% 2012
40 Republic of Macedonia 7.27% 2012
41 Serbia 6.3% 2012
42 Ukraine 4.49% 2012
43 Moldova 3.82% 2012
44 Georgia 3.68% 2012
45 Malta 2.2% 2012
46 Turkey 2.11% 2012
47 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/Europe/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

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