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Heavily indebted 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 Germany 49.04% 2012
2 Netherlands 31.48% 2012
3 France 28.7% 2012
4 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
5 Belize 26.39% 2012
6 Spain 25.32% 2012
7 Belgium 24.47% 2012
8 Austria 23.59% 2012
9 United Kingdom 23.37% 2012
10 Hungary 23.14% 2012
11 Greece 21.48% 2012
12 Italy 21.03% 2012
13 Morocco 19.92% 2012
14 Malawi 18.25% 2012
15 Cyprus 17.15% 2012
16 Sri Lanka 15.4% 2012
17 United States 15.14% 2012
18 Israel 14.74% 2012
19 Portugal 14.73% 2012
20 Iceland 13.27% 2012
21 Ireland 12.8% 2012
22 Egypt 11.34% 2012
23 Japan 10.97% 2012
24 Sudan 7.08% 2010
25 Jamaica 7.06% 2012
26 Canada 7.02% 2012
27 Serbia 6.3% 2012
28 Puerto Rico 4.59% 2012
29 Eritrea 3.75% 2012
30 Dominica 3.7% 2012
31 Singapore 3.39% 2012
32 Saint Lucia 2.49% 2012
33 Malta 2.2% 2012
34 Seychelles 1.26% 2012
35 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.23% 2012
36 Antigua and Barbuda 1.2% 2012
37 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.769% 2012
38 Lebanon 0.478% 2012
39 Grenada 0.25% 2012
40 Cape Verde 0.16% 2012
41 Barbados 0.0799% 2012
42 Jordan 0.0322% 2012
43 Sao Tome and Principe 0.00139% 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/Heavily-indebted-countries/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

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

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