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

DEFINITION: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land 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 areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Venezuela 52.97% 2012
2 Belize 36.65% 2012
3 Trinidad and Tobago 32.6% 2012
4 Guatemala 30.93% 2012
5 Nicaragua 30.83% 2012
6 Costa Rica 26.94% 2012
7 Brazil 26.26% 2012
8 Ecuador 23.73% 2012
9 Dominica 21.69% 2012
10 Colombia 21.18% 2012
11 Honduras 21.1% 2012
12 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
13 Panama 20.57% 2012
14 Peru 19.06% 2012
15 Chile 18.56% 2012
16 Dominican Republic 18.55% 2012
17 Saint Lucia 16.86% 2012
18 Jamaica 15.89% 2012
19 Suriname 14.72% 2012
20 The Bahamas 13.66% 2012
21 Mexico 12.92% 2012
22 Cuba 12.41% 2012
23 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10.88% 2012
24 Antigua and Barbuda 10.18% 2012
25 Cayman Islands 8.74% 2012
26 El Salvador 8.44% 2012
27 Argentina 6.91% 2012
28 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
29 Bermuda 5.76% 2012
30 Guyana 5.21% 2012
31 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.57% 2012
32 Uruguay 2.68% 2012
33 Grenada 2.2% 2012
34 Aruba 0.475% 2012
35 Haiti 0.303% 2012
36 Barbados 0.124% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land 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-protected-areas/%-of-total-land-area

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

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