Ireland - Marine protected areas

Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters)

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.

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Year Value
1990 0.50
2000 6.00
2014 10.40


Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Biodiversity & protected areas