The Top 5 Countries with the Highest National Biocapacities


  Country Biocapacity
1
United States 11.2%
2
Brazil 10.1%
3
Russia 8.7%
4
China 8.5%
5
Canada 4.8%
Sources:  World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Report 2008
List Notes: Biocapacity refers to the capacity of a given biologically productive area to generate an on-going supply of renewable resources and to absorb its spillover wastes. Unsustainability occurs if the area’s ecological footprint exceeds its biocapacity.
  
  1. Ten countries alone contain over 55 per cent of the planet’s biocapacity.
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