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Western Europe 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 Monaco 98.4% 2012
2 Germany 49.04% 2012
3 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
4 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
5 Netherlands 31.48% 2012
6 France 28.7% 2012
7 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
8 Belgium 24.47% 2012
9 Austria 23.59% 2012
10 United Kingdom 23.37% 2012
11 Ireland 12.8% 2012
12 Andorra 9.83% 2012
13 Channel Islands 0.499% 2010

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/Western-Europe/Geography/Terrestrial-and-marine-protected-areas/%-of-total-territorial-area

Western Europe Compared by Geography > Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area

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