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Indicator 15.1.2: Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type
Target 15.1: 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
|International organisations(s) responsible for global monitoring||
BirdLife International (BLI)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Other relevant indicators include:
SDG 14.5.1 Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas.
SDG 15.4.1 Coverage by protected areas of important sites for mountain biodiversity.