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European Union 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 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
4 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
5 Bulgaria 35.44% 2012
6 Poland 34.81% 2012
7 Netherlands 31.48% 2012
8 France 28.7% 2012
9 Spain 25.32% 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 Greece 21.48% 2012
18 Italy 21.03% 2012
19 Romania 19.23% 2012
20 Latvia 17.58% 2012
21 Lithuania 17.25% 2012
22 Cyprus 17.15% 2012
23 Finland 15.17% 2012
24 Portugal 14.73% 2012
25 Sweden 13.87% 2012
26 Ireland 12.8% 2012
27 Croatia 10.32% 2012
28 Malta 2.2% 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/European-Union/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

European Union Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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