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Marine protected areas as a share of territorial waters

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Slovenia is the top country by marine protected areas in the world. As of 2018, marine protected areas in Slovenia was 213.4 %. The top 5 countries also includes Monaco, Palau, Germany, and France.

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What is marine protected areas?

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.