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

Protected areas as a share of total territorial area reached 12.4 % in 2014 in World, according to Faostat. This is 3.47 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, protected areas as a share of total territorial area in World reached an all time high of 13.7 % in 2010 and an all time low of 8.17 % in 1991. When compared to World's main peers, protected areas as a share of total territorial area in China amounted to 16.1 %, 44.0 % in Germany, 10.9 % in Japan and 14.0 % in USA in 2014.

World has been ranked 74th 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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