Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas (As % of Total Territorial Area) in Suriname

Protected areas as a share of total territorial area reached 12.9 % in 2014 in Suriname, according to Faostat. This is 5.45 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, protected areas as a share of total territorial area in Suriname reached an all time high of 15.2 % in 2010 and an all time low of 4.57 % in 1990. When compared to Suriname's main peers, protected areas as a share of total territorial area in Brazil amounted to 26.0 %, 4.81 % in Guyana, 9.71 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 50.0 % in Venezuela in 2014.

Suriname has been ranked 71st within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of protected areas as a share of total territorial area, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

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