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Spain

Spain 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 5.27% 2008 29th out of 195
Marine protected areas > Number 47 2008 18th out of 196
Terrestrial protected areas > % of total surface area 9.47% 2008 100th out of 194
Terrestrial protected areas > Number 468 2008 36th 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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