Belgium - Terrestrial protected areas

Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area)

Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area) in Belgium was 13.77 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 20 years was 13.77 in 2010, while its lowest value was 3.25 in 1990.

Definition: Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.

Source: 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.

See also:

Year Value
1990 3.25
1991 3.26
1992 3.26
1993 3.30
1994 3.54
1995 3.58
1996 4.43
1997 5.23
1998 5.67
1999 6.05
2000 6.59
2001 11.34
2002 11.35
2003 13.71
2004 13.73
2005 13.74
2006 13.75
2007 13.76
2008 13.77
2009 13.77
2010 13.77

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Biodiversity & protected areas