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Ghana

Ghana 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 0.0 2008 164th out of 195
Marine protected areas > Number 0.0 2008 168th out of 196
Terrestrial protected areas > % of total surface area 16.64% 2008 60th out of 194
Terrestrial protected areas > Number 302 2008 40th 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.

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