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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Indicator 14.5.1: Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

According to information from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the official figure for Iceland is 0.05% and this is reported to international parties.

Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Icelandic statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Icelandic statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Iceland-specific metadata information.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

Indicator number

14.5.1

Target name

By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

Target number

14.5

Global indicator description

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

UN designated tier

1

UN custodian agency

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) BirdLife International (BLI) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 293 KB) opens in a new window