The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
The data included in this dataset reflects indicator 15.1.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which measures the proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type.
This indicator is under "Goal 15: Life on Land" of the SDGs and it refers to Target 15.1, which focuses on conservation, restoration and sustainable use of ecosystems:
By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
This indicator is currently classified as Tier I. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the Custodian agency for this indicator and official metadata are available at SDG UN Metadata website.
For more information, check also this indicator's page on LandPortal SDG portfolio.
Please note that according to their official formulation, several SDGs indicators needs to be disaggregated, therefore the related datasets that appear on our website might contain more than one data series for a given SDGs indicator. In particular, SDG indicator 15.1.2 is composed of two sub-indicators:
- Average proportion of Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
- Average proportion of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
Number of years
|Countries / Obs||Min / Max Value|
|Average proportion of Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)|
|Average proportion of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)|