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Biodiversity & Protected Areas - Marine protected areas as a share of territorial waters


Monaco is the top country by marine protected areas in the world. As of 2014, marine protected areas in Monaco was 100.3 %. The top 5 countries also includes Slovenia, Ecuador, Germany, and France.

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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.