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Belize

Belizean Biodiversity and protected areas Stats

Definitions

  • Marine protected areas > % of total surface area: 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.
  • Marine protected areas > Number: 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.
  • Terrestrial protected areas > % of total surface area: Terrestrial protected areas are those officially documented by national authorities.
  • Terrestrial protected areas > Number: Terrestrial protected areas are those officially documented by national authorities.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Marine protected areas > % of total surface area 12.74% 2008 13th out of 195
Marine protected areas > Number 19 2008 44th out of 196
Terrestrial protected areas > % of total surface area 44.53% 2008 8th out of 194
Terrestrial protected areas > Number 99 2008 65th out of 196

SOURCES: United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, as compiled by the World Resources Institute, based on data from national authorities, national legislation and international agreements.

Citation

"Belize Biodiversity and protected areas Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belize/Environment/Biodiversity-and-protected-areas