SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 17, October 2016 - Page 134

The World Now Protects 15% of Its Land, but Crucial Biodiversity Zones Left Out

Close to 15% of the Earth's land and 12% of its territorial waters are covered by national parks and other protected areas.

Coverage of marine protected areas more than quadrupled in the last decade.

Eight in 10 key biodiversity areas worldwide lack complete protection.