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How much of the Earth's land is protected?

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James VardiniI have recently graduated from Imperial College London with an Upper Second Class degree in Biochemistry17.5k students helped

With 14.7 % of the Earth's land and 10 % of its territorial waters under protection, the world is on track to meet a major global conservation target, according to a 2016 report by UN Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), launched today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaiสปi.

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