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Sub-Saharan Africa 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 Namibia 43.17% 2012
2 Seychelles 42.05% 2012
3 Zambia 37.78% 2012
4 Botswana 37.19% 2012
5 Tanzania 32.18% 2012
6 Republic of the Congo 30.41% 2012
7 Guinea 28.06% 2012
8 Zimbabwe 27.17% 2012
9 Benin 26.1% 2012
10 Senegal 24.76% 2012
11 Togo 24.66% 2012
12 Cote d'Ivoire 22.89% 2012
13 Equatorial Guinea 20.61% 2012
14 Gabon 19.94% 2012
15 Ethiopia 18.41% 2012
16 Malawi 18.25% 2012
17 Central African Republic 17.98% 2012
18 Mozambique 17.63% 2012
19 Niger 16.72% 2012
20 Chad 16.62% 2012
21 Guinea-Bissau 16.34% 2012
22 Burkina Faso 15.19% 2012
23 Ghana 15.06% 2012
24 Nigeria 14.11% 2012
25 Angola 12.4% 2012
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.04% 2012
27 Kenya 11.61% 2012
28 Uganda 11.45% 2012
29 Cameroon 10.99% 2012
30 Rwanda 10.55% 2012
31 Sierra Leone 10.5% 2012
32 Comoros 10.1% 2012
33 Sudan 6.8% 2010
34 South Africa 6.2% 2012
35 Mali 6.05% 2012
36 Madagascar 4.99% 2012
37 Eritrea 4.96% 2012
38 Burundi 4.89% 2012
39 The Gambia 4.83% 2012
40 Mauritius 4.49% 2012
41 Swaziland 3.02% 2012
42 Liberia 2.52% 2012
43 Cape Verde 2.47% 2012
44 Mauritania 0.604% 2012
45 Somalia 0.584% 2012
46 Lesotho 0.506% 2012
47 Djibouti 0.0839% 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/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Geography/Terrestrial-protected-areas/%-of-total-land-area

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area

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