COSTA RICA POSITIVE OCEANS INDEX

Mexico’s overall Positive Oceans Index score is 6.7, ranking it in 6st place out of 30 countries. The country has high scores for Marine Biodiversity at 8.7 and Marine Protection and Conservation at  8.4.

Mexico protects 19.7% of its marine estate (i.e. MPAs) and most of its fishing being artisanal and for domestic use.

However score for Marine Recreational Activities and Coastal Development and Infrastructure are lower.

The country has a relatively high Coastal Tourism Density at 1'739 tourists per coastal kilometre and cruise ship passengers exceed one third of its coastal population. It also operates several captive marine animals attractions. While explain it score for Marine Recreational Activities at 4.

Mexico's water, wastewater, as well as availability of drinking water and sanitation are average, with the exception of a higher score for solid waste treatment, i.e. its Coastal Development and Infrastructure Score at 5.6.

At A Glance

3'186'921.6 km2

Total Marine Estate

19.7%

Marine Protected Areas

5

Sustainable Marine Parks

1'739

Coastal Tourism Density

19

Recreational Marine

Estate Pressure

Costa Rica Oceans Scores

biodiversity

/10

diversity of marine species and habitat from recreational perspective

infrastructure

/10

Coastal Tourism Density (number of visitors per coastal kilometre) coastal industries, cruises, waste, water, sanitation.

activites

/10

Recreational Marine Estate Pressure (number of people claiming the marine state by square kilometre) Leisure activities, water sports, etc

conservation

/10

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), fishing impact and conservation legislation

overall score

/10

location ranking

Costa Rica

/10

Ecuador

/10

Panama

/10

Belize

/10

within region

Canada

/10

Costa Rica

/10

USA

/10

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OTHER OCEANS INDEXES

Australia

Canada ranks 1st out of 30 countries with an overall score of 7.8

New Zealand

New Zealand ranks 2nd out of 30 countries with an overall score of 7.6

Canada

Canada ranks 3rd out of 30 countries with an overall score of 7.2

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