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natural reserves

In 1872, the world's 1st national park - Yellowstone, in the US - was created…

Since then, the number of protected areas* has increased to over 100,000. In terms of surface covered, their combined area
  • represents 12% of the Earth's surface: an area larger than India & China put together;


  • covers more land than that under permanent, arable crops.
World protected areas
areas’ number km2 (million)
19629,214 2.4
197216,3944.1
198227,7948.8
199248,38812.3
2003102,10218.8


* ‘Protected area’ has been defined by the World Conservation Union as “an area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means.”

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