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Middle Eastern and North Africa 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Saudi Arabia 29.95% 2012
2 Morocco 19.92% 2012
3 United Arab Emirates 15.47% 2012
4 Israel 14.74% 2012
5 Kuwait 12.92% 2012
6 Egypt 11.34% 2012
7 Oman 9.31% 2012
8 Algeria 7.38% 2012
9 Iran 6.96% 2012
10 Bahrain 6.82% 2012
11 Tunisia 4.82% 2012
12 Qatar 2.42% 2012
13 Yemen 1.13% 2012
14 Syria 0.688% 2012
15 Lebanon 0.478% 2012
16 Iraq 0.38% 2012
17 Libya 0.143% 2012
18 Jordan 0.0322% 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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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