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Sparsely populated 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 Namibia 42.58% 2012
2 Greenland 40.59% 2012
3 Zambia 37.78% 2012
4 Botswana 37.19% 2012
5 New Caledonia 30.5% 2012
6 Republic of the Congo 30.44% 2012
7 Saudi Arabia 29.95% 2012
8 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
9 Belize 26.39% 2012
10 New Zealand 21.32% 2012
11 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
12 Gabon 19.15% 2012
13 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
14 Niger 16.72% 2012
15 Chad 16.62% 2012
16 Suriname 15.17% 2012
17 Finland 15.17% 2012
18 Australia 15.05% 2012
19 Mongolia 13.78% 2012
20 Iceland 13.27% 2012
21 Norway 12.23% 2012
22 Angola 12.06% 2012
23 Russia 11.35% 2012
24 Oman 9.31% 2012
25 Algeria 7.38% 2012
26 Sudan 7.08% 2010
27 Canada 7.02% 2012
28 Argentina 6.65% 2012
29 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
30 Mali 6.05% 2012
31 Guyana 4.96% 2012
32 Kazakhstan 3.32% 2012
33 Turkmenistan 3.18% 2012
34 Uruguay 2.57% 2012
35 Papua New Guinea 1.41% 2012
36 Mauritania 1.2% 2012
37 Solomon Islands 1.05% 2012
38 Somalia 0.527% 2012
39 Libya 0.143% 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/Sparsely-populated-countries/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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