Protected Areas Connectivity (ProtConn)

Protected Areas Connectivity (ProtConn)

How well connected are the terrestrial protected area systems at the country level? This indicator can be used to assess the degree to which the spatial arrangement of Protected Areas (PAs) is successful in ensuring connectivity of protected lands; to monitor the country progress towards Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and design where additional efforts are most needed in expanding or reinforcing the connectivity of PA systems.


Reference: Saura, S., Bastin, L., Battistella, L., Mandrici, A., Dubois, G. 2017. Protected areas in the world’s ecoregions: how well connected are they? Ecological Indicators,


Data Uploaded by Luca Battistella using the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas Services (2022)



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