Number of species in Protected Areas

Number of species in Protected Areas

Indicator unit Returns, for each protected area in a country, the number of species (total, near threatened, threatened, endemic, threatened endemic) with range falling within the protected area.

Area of interest Species lists are generated for each terrestrial and coastal protected area and are provided for all protected areas of size ≥ 1 km2.

Policy question Where are the areas in the world hosting most species? How many species in a country have their ranges covered at least partially by protected areas? How many threatened species are endemic and how many of these have their ranges protected? Where are the main gaps in terms of species observations? 


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



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