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.
Topic: Environment Indicators
Sub-Topic: Biodiversity & protected areas