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Hot 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 Venezuela 49.54% 2012
2 Hong Kong 41.88% 2012
3 Zambia 37.78% 2012
4 Botswana 37.19% 2012
5 Ecuador 37.04% 2012
6 Nicaragua 32.47% 2012
7 Tanzania 31.66% 2012
8 New Caledonia 30.5% 2012
9 Saudi Arabia 29.95% 2012
10 Guatemala 29.82% 2012
11 Brunei 29.58% 2012
12 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
13 Guinea-Bissau 27.12% 2012
14 Guinea 26.81% 2012
15 Belize 26.39% 2012
16 Brazil 25.97% 2012
17 Benin 25.51% 2012
18 Senegal 24.2% 2012
19 Togo 24.19% 2012
20 Cambodia 23.76% 2012
21 Costa Rica 22.6% 2012
22 Cote d'Ivoire 22.17% 2012
23 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
24 Colombia 20.83% 2012
25 Dominican Republic 20.83% 2012
26 Kiribati 20.22% 2012
27 Gabon 19.15% 2012
28 Ethiopia 18.41% 2012
29 Malawi 18.25% 2012
30 Niger 16.72% 2012
31 Laos 16.68% 2012
32 Chad 16.62% 2012
33 Thailand 16.41% 2012
34 Mozambique 16.4% 2012
35 Honduras 16.22% 2012
36 Sri Lanka 15.4% 2012
37 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2012
38 Suriname 15.17% 2012
39 Equatorial Guinea 15.09% 2012
40 Australia 15.05% 2012
41 Ghana 14.41% 2012
42 Panama 14.11% 2012
43 Malaysia 13.93% 2012
44 Nigeria 13.82% 2012
45 Mexico 13.69% 2012
46 Kuwait 12.92% 2012
47 Angola 12.06% 2012
48 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.04% 2012
49 Kenya 11.59% 2012
50 Uganda 11.45% 2012
51 Egypt 11.34% 2012
52 Cameroon 10.91% 2012
53 Pakistan 10.56% 2012
54 Sierra Leone 10.25% 2012
55 Trinidad and Tobago 10.06% 2012
56 Cuba 9.91% 2012
57 Tonga 9.45% 2012
58 Oman 9.31% 2012
59 Indonesia 9.05% 2012
60 El Salvador 8.69% 2012
61 Algeria 7.38% 2012
62 Sudan 7.08% 2010
63 Jamaica 7.06% 2012
64 Bahrain 6.82% 2012
65 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
66 Mali 6.05% 2012
67 Fiji 5.99% 2012
68 Burma 5.97% 2012
69 Bermuda 5.07% 2012
70 Philippines 5.06% 2012
71 India 5% 2012
72 Guyana 4.96% 2012
73 Vietnam 4.72% 2012
74 Madagascar 4.72% 2012
75 Bangladesh 4.24% 2012
76 Comoros 3.99% 2012
77 Eritrea 3.75% 2012
78 Dominica 3.7% 2012
79 Singapore 3.39% 2012
80 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
81 Saint Lucia 2.49% 2012
82 Liberia 2.44% 2012
83 Qatar 2.42% 2012
84 Samoa 2.34% 2012
85 Papua New Guinea 1.41% 2012
86 Seychelles 1.26% 2012
87 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.23% 2012
88 Mauritania 1.2% 2012
89 Antigua and Barbuda 1.2% 2012
90 Yemen 1.13% 2012
91 Solomon Islands 1.05% 2012
92 The Bahamas 1.01% 2012
93 Mauritius 0.733% 2012
94 Marshall Islands 0.707% 2012
95 Somalia 0.527% 2012
96 Iraq 0.38% 2012
97 Tuvalu 0.331% 2012
98 Grenada 0.25% 2012
99 Cape Verde 0.16% 2012
100 Djibouti 0.158% 2012
101 Libya 0.143% 2012
102 Haiti 0.123% 2012
103 Barbados 0.0799% 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/Hot-countries/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

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