Conservation

Average proportion of Mountain Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)

Extract from the UN Statistics Division SDG metadata:

This indicator Coverage by protected areas of important sites for mountain biodiversity shows temporal
trends in the mean percentage of each important site for mountain biodiversity (i.e., those that
contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity) that is covered by designated protected
areas

The full metadata record is available here.

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Biodiversity important areas index

Index of biodiversity importance based on Key Biodiversity Areas coverage and species richness from IUCN Red List. It can be used as proxy of biodiversity exposure in risk and vulnerability analysis.

It is a dimension of the composite indicator on vulnerability to global travel and tourism crises.

References

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Forest area under an independently verified forest management certification scheme

This sub-indicator is the forest area that is certified by an independently verified forest management certification scheme. Such certification schemes apply standards that generally are higher than those established by the countries’ own normative frameworks, and compliance is verified by an independent and accredited certifier. An increase in certified forest area therefore provides an additional indication of progress towards sustainable forest management.

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Geospatial Data - State of NBSAPs publication_2021

STATUS OF DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS OR EQUIVALENT INSTRUMENTS (NBSAPS) In the ACP group of states (including South Sudan, an observer at ACP), 73 countries have submitted an NBSAP following the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and 9 countries had submitted an NBSAP prior to the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. [Status at January 2021]

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Indicator of NBSAPs commitment at mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral policies

The commitment of countries in mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral policies throughout their post-2010 NBSAPs has been reviewed for 144 countries that have submitted new NBSAPs (by October 2017), including 55 ACP member states (Whitehorn et al. 2019). Five criteria were assessed in order to obtain a qualitative national-level indicator for comparing levels of commitment among countries: 1. Which actors have been involved in the development of the NBSAP? (public, private, civil society, other) 2.

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Mangrove Forests Protection

This dataset shows the Mangrove Forests Protection for the year 2016 and the country mangrove extent  for years 1996 and 2016. The dataset is a subset of the global mangrove extent dataset generated by the Global Mangrove Watch (GMW) – a collaboration between Aberystwyth University (U.K.), solo Earth Observation (soloEO), Wetlands International, the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

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Marine Protection (%)

Marine Protection (%) as of February 2021.

Percentage or surface (km2 ) of a marine area covered by protected areas.

The indicator can be used to assess how far countries or ecoregions are from the Aichi Target 11 of having 10% of coastal and marine areas covered by wellconnected systems of protected areas. Inversely, the information highlights where on the globe additional efforts are most needed in expanding or reinforcing the coverage by protected areas.

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Megafauna Conservation Index

​​The Megafauna Conservation Index (MCI), developed by researcher led by Peter Lindsey of the University of Pretoria in South Africa, wants to assess the spatial, ecological and financial contributions of countries towards conservation of the world’s terrestrial megafauna. The index focused on three main components regarding megafauna ecology and conservation:

the proportion of the country occupied by each megafauna species,

the proportion of the range of these species that’s strictly protected in each country

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Natural Areas Protection Levels

How well are different ecosystem types, as indicated by land cover, preserved and how strong are anthropogenic changes affecting their distribution in a given area? Human pressures are constantly increasing and it is important to monitor the consequences of the associated changes on the environment, in particular inside and around protected areas to ensure that natural ecosystems and their

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Proportion of forest area under a long term forest management plan (%)

The Indicator 15.2.1. "Progress towards sustainable forest management" for the target 15.2, is composed of five sub-indicators that measure progress towards all dimensions of sustainable forest management. 

The sub-indicators are:

  1. Forest area annual net change rate

  2. Above-ground biomass stock in forest

  3. Proportion of forest area located within legally established protect areas

  4. Proportion of forest area under a long term forest management plan

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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.

 

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Protection Levels of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) by country

In which countries are the sites that most contribute to global biodiversity persistence located and how well are these sites covered by protected areas in each country? Safeguarding the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) is vital for halting the decline in biodiversity and for ensuring the long term and sustainable use ofterrestrial and marine natural resources. The establishment of protected areas in the locations where these KBAs are found is one of the priority actions to safeguard their conservation values.

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Protection of the West African Manatee

The Memorandum of Understanding concerning the concerning the Conservation of the Manatee and Small Cetaceans of Western Africa and Macaronesia was concluded under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and came into effect on 3 October 2008. It will remain open for signature indefinitely.

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Restoring opportunities for ecoregions

Nature Needs Half is one of the approaches proposed to identifying actions supporting the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, focusing on protecting, conserving, restoring and retaining natural areas of land and sea. Nature Needs Half call for protection of half of any region.

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SADC Transfrontier Conservation Areas

A Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) is defined as a component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries of two or more countries encompassing one or more protected areas as well as multiple resource use areas. TFCAs are founded with the aim of collaboratively managing shared natural and cultural resources across international boundaries for improved biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development.

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Standard Material Transfer Agreements (SMTAs)

Indicator 15.6.1: Total reported number of Standard Material Transfer Agreements (SMTAs) transferring plant genetic resources for food and agriculture to the country (number). The Contracting Parties to the Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture have established a Multilateral System both to facilitate access to Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and to share, in a fair and equitable way, the benefits arising from the utilization of these resources, on a complementary and mutually reinforcing basis.

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Time Series - Average proportion of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)

Extract from UN Statistics Division SDG metadata:

This indicator Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas shows temporal trends in the mean percentage of each important site for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity (i.e., those that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity) that is covered by designated protected areas.

The full metadata record is available here.

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Warm-Water Corals Protection

The dataset shows the country's protection percentage of Warm-Water Corals for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The original dataset and statistics are provided by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 

Source:UNEP-WCMC (2021). Ocean+ Habitats [On-line], [July 2021]. Available at: habitats.oceanplus.org

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Data Uploaded by Simona Lippi using the BIOPAMA Services (2022)

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