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Terrestrial and marine protected areas as a share of total territorial area

(%)

In 2017, terrestrial and marine protected areas in India was 3.5 %. In the ranking by terrestrial and marine protected areas including 191 countries, India has the 140th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Bhutan and the Maldives. Compared to Italy which at the top of the ranking with terrestrial and marine protected areas of 13.4 % in 2017, India has 73.97 % percent lower terrestrial and marine protected areas.

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What is terrestrial and marine protected areas?

United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, as compiled by the World Resources Institute, based on data from national authorities, national legislation and international agreements.