Costa Rica - Marine protected areas
Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters)
Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters) in Costa Rica was 12.24 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 20 years was 12.24 in 2010, while its lowest value was 11.93 in 1990.
Definition: 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.
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.
Topic: Environment Indicators
Sub-Topic: Biodiversity & protected areas