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Sparsely populated countries 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 New Caledonia 61.29% 2012
2 Namibia 43.17% 2012
3 Greenland 41.09% 2012
4 Zambia 37.78% 2012
5 Botswana 37.19% 2012
6 Belize 36.65% 2012
7 Saudi Arabia 31.26% 2012
8 Republic of the Congo 30.41% 2012
9 Bhutan 28.35% 2012
10 New Zealand 27.26% 2012
11 Bolivia 20.83% 2012
12 Gabon 19.94% 2012
13 Iceland 19.86% 2012
14 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
15 Niger 16.72% 2012
16 Chad 16.62% 2012
17 Norway 16.33% 2012
18 Finland 15.1% 2012
19 Suriname 14.72% 2012
20 Mongolia 13.78% 2012
21 Australia 12.85% 2012
22 Angola 12.4% 2012
23 Russia 11.33% 2012
24 Oman 10.68% 2012
25 Canada 8.56% 2012
26 Algeria 7.46% 2012
27 Argentina 6.91% 2012
28 Sudan 6.8% 2010
29 Paraguay 6.4% 2012
30 Mali 6.05% 2012
31 Guyana 5.21% 2012
32 Kazakhstan 3.32% 2012
33 Turkmenistan 3.18% 2012
34 Papua New Guinea 3.12% 2012
35 Uruguay 2.68% 2012
36 Solomon Islands 2.2% 2012
37 Mauritania 0.604% 2012
38 Somalia 0.584% 2012
39 Libya 0.145% 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/Sparsely-populated-countries/Geography/Terrestrial-protected-areas/%-of-total-land-area

Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area

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