Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters)

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.
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Country Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters) Rank Year

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Data published by
World Bank – World Development Indicators

Data publisher's source
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) where the compilation and management is carried out by United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in collaboration with governments, non-governmental organizations, academia and industry. The data is available online through the Protected Planet website (


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Variable time span
2016 : 2020