Ireland - Marine protected areas

Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters)

Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters) in Ireland was 10.18 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 22 years was 10.18 in 2012, while its lowest value was 0.14 in 1991.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1990 0.81
1991 0.14
1992 0.14
1993 0.14
1994 0.14
1995 0.14
1996 0.14
1997 0.14
1998 0.14
1999 0.14
2000 3.45
2001 0.14
2002 0.14
2003 0.14
2004 0.14
2005 0.18
2006 0.18
2007 0.18
2008 0.18
2009 0.18
2010 10.18
2012 10.18

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Biodiversity & protected areas