With only four percent of the protected land area, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the country with the lowest percentage of protected nature in Europe.
On the occasion of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 in more than 150 countries, SaveOnEnergy analyzed almost 80,000 protected land areas in Europe, calculating the percentage of protected area per country, to find out which country is making the greatest efforts to preserve its natural terrain.
An analysis conducted found that with only four percent, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the country with the lowest percentage of protected nature in Europe.
Although there are 40 such places, they cover only 1,922 km2 of the 192,232 km2 of land.
Luxembourg is the European country with the highest percentage of protected land (76 percent) thanks to protected sites such as Geopark Mëllerdall and Naturpark Our.
But Luxembourg is also one of the smallest countries in Europe (2,586 km2) and has only 134 such areas, but with those areas covering 1,963 km2 it ranks first. In second place is Slovenia, with 72% of the country protected, and the country has 1,891 protected areas.
Protecting only six percent of its landmass, Romania ranks last.
Although they have many protected areas, such as Dealul Zackel and Cindrel, they are not widespread throughout the country.
The last five places on the map with the highest percentage of protected nature are filled by Serbia, Belgium