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Former British colonies 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 Namibia 42.58% 2012
2 Zambia 37.78% 2012
3 Botswana 37.19% 2012
4 Tanzania 31.66% 2012
5 Brunei 29.58% 2012
6 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
7 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
8 Belize 26.39% 2012
9 New Zealand 21.32% 2012
10 Malawi 18.25% 2012
11 United Arab Emirates 15.47% 2012
12 Sri Lanka 15.4% 2012
13 United States 15.14% 2012
14 Australia 15.05% 2012
15 Israel 14.74% 2012
16 Ghana 14.41% 2012
17 Malaysia 13.93% 2012
18 Nigeria 13.82% 2012
19 Kuwait 12.92% 2012
20 Kenya 11.59% 2012
21 Uganda 11.45% 2012
22 Egypt 11.34% 2012
23 Pakistan 10.56% 2012
24 Sierra Leone 10.25% 2012
25 Trinidad and Tobago 10.06% 2012
26 Sudan 7.08% 2010
27 Jamaica 7.06% 2012
28 Canada 7.02% 2012
29 Bahrain 6.82% 2012
30 Fiji 5.99% 2012
31 Burma 5.97% 2012
32 India 5% 2012
33 Guyana 4.96% 2012
34 The Gambia 4.39% 2012
35 Bangladesh 4.24% 2012
36 Dominica 3.7% 2012
37 Singapore 3.39% 2012
38 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
39 Saint Lucia 2.49% 2012
40 Qatar 2.42% 2012
41 Antigua and Barbuda 1.2% 2012
42 Yemen 1.13% 2012
43 The Bahamas 1.01% 2012
44 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.769% 2012
45 Somalia 0.527% 2012
46 Lesotho 0.506% 2012
47 Tuvalu 0.331% 2012
48 Grenada 0.25% 2012
49 Barbados 0.0799% 2012
50 Jordan 0.0322% 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/Former-British-colonies/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

Former British colonies Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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