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Sub-Saharan 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Namibia 42.58% 2012
2 Zambia 37.78% 2012
3 Botswana 37.19% 2012
4 Tanzania 31.66% 2012
5 Republic of the Congo 30.44% 2012
6 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
7 Guinea-Bissau 27.12% 2012
8 Guinea 26.81% 2012
9 Benin 25.51% 2012
10 Senegal 24.2% 2012
11 Togo 24.19% 2012
12 Cote d'Ivoire 22.17% 2012
13 Gabon 19.15% 2012
14 Ethiopia 18.41% 2012
15 Malawi 18.25% 2012
16 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
17 Niger 16.72% 2012
18 Chad 16.62% 2012
19 Mozambique 16.4% 2012
20 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2012
21 Equatorial Guinea 15.09% 2012
22 Ghana 14.41% 2012
23 Nigeria 13.82% 2012
24 Angola 12.06% 2012
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.04% 2012
26 Kenya 11.59% 2012
27 Uganda 11.45% 2012
28 Cameroon 10.91% 2012
29 Rwanda 10.55% 2012
30 Sierra Leone 10.25% 2012
31 Sudan 7.08% 2010
32 South Africa 6.56% 2012
33 Mali 6.05% 2012
34 Burundi 4.89% 2012
35 Madagascar 4.72% 2012
36 The Gambia 4.39% 2012
37 Comoros 3.99% 2012
38 Eritrea 3.75% 2012
39 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
40 Liberia 2.44% 2012
41 Seychelles 1.26% 2012
42 Mauritania 1.2% 2012
43 Mauritius 0.733% 2012
44 Somalia 0.527% 2012
45 Lesotho 0.506% 2012
46 Cape Verde 0.16% 2012
47 Djibouti 0.158% 2012
48 Sao Tome and Principe 0.00139% 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/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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