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Latin America and Caribbean 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 Belize 26.39% 2012
6 Brazil 25.97% 2012
7 Costa Rica 22.6% 2012
8 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
9 Colombia 20.83% 2012
10 Dominican Republic 20.83% 2012
11 Peru 18.3% 2012
12 Honduras 16.22% 2012
13 Suriname 15.17% 2012
14 Chile 15.04% 2012
15 Panama 14.11% 2012
16 Mexico 13.69% 2012
17 Trinidad and Tobago 10.06% 2012
18 Cuba 9.91% 2012
19 El Salvador 8.69% 2012
20 Jamaica 7.06% 2012
21 Argentina 6.65% 2012
22 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
23 Bermuda 5.07% 2012
24 Guyana 4.96% 2012
25 Dominica 3.7% 2012
26 Uruguay 2.57% 2012
27 Saint Lucia 2.49% 2012
28 Cayman Islands 1.54% 2012
29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.23% 2012
30 Antigua and Barbuda 1.2% 2012
31 The Bahamas 1.01% 2012
32 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.769% 2012
33 Grenada 0.25% 2012
34 Haiti 0.123% 2012
35 Barbados 0.0799% 2012
36 Aruba 0.0303% 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/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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