To compile the Global Wildlife Travel Index, we used the following methodology. Every country was scored on a scale of 1-7 for the below categories based on the analysis of resources stated in the sources list:
– Wildlife Biodiversity
– Megafauna Conservation
– National Park Prevalence
– National Park Pioneers
– Protected Natural Areas
– Natural History Museums
The scores for each of these countries was totalled to give each country’s total Global Wildlife Travel Index Score, with a score of 42 being the highest available.
The countries were then ranked by their Global Wildlife Travel Index Score to create the ranked Global Wildlife Travel Index.
Where a country scored the same Wildlife Travel Index Score, their Megafauna Conservation Index score was used to determine the ranking position between these countries.
Data was not available for the following countries:
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Faroe Islands, Fiji,
French Guiana, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Iceland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte ,Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent’s & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Taiwan, Tonga,Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (UK), Virgin Islands (US), Yemen