Protected terrestrial area, by region 2000-2017

This statistic shows the percentage of key biodiversity terrestrial areas that are protected in various regions around the world in 2000, 2010 and 2017. From 2000 to 2017, protected terrestrial areas grew from around 35 percent to 47 percent of the world’s key biodiversity areas on land.

Percentage of key biodiversity land* under protection worldwide in 2000, 2010 and 2017, by region

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Release date

July 2017



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Supplementary notes

Key land based biodiversity areas do not include mountains or inland freshwater areas.

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