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Former Spanish 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 Venezuela 49.54% 2012
2 Ecuador 37.04% 2012
3 Nicaragua 32.47% 2012
4 Guatemala 29.82% 2012
5 Costa Rica 22.6% 2012
6 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
7 Colombia 20.83% 2012
8 Dominican Republic 20.83% 2012
9 Peru 18.3% 2012
10 Honduras 16.22% 2012
11 Equatorial Guinea 15.09% 2012
12 Chile 15.04% 2012
13 Panama 14.11% 2012
14 Mexico 13.69% 2012
15 Cuba 9.91% 2012
16 El Salvador 8.69% 2012
17 Argentina 6.65% 2012
18 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
19 Philippines 5.06% 2012
20 Uruguay 2.57% 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-Spanish-colonies/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

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

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