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Headline data

Source: Protected Planet

Geographical Area: Germany

Unit of measurement: Percentage


The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodological guidelines for the calculation of the indicator - so-called global metadata.

Displayed here are the national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata. Please find further methodical and country-specific information of the time series in the related national metadata.

Time series available
  • Marine Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas
  • Marine areas covered by protected areas
Comparability with global metadata

The time series is compliant with the global metadata.

National metadata Metadata on the presented time series opens in a new window
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators. Global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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

Indicator name

Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

Designated tier

Tier I

Custodian agency

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) /International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Global metadata Metadata on this indicator opens in a new window

Source 1

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Protected Planet

Data source Data on protected areas opens in a new window

Source 2

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Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

Data source Special evaluation of the Land cover model for Germany (LBM-DE) (only available in German) opens in a new window

Source 3

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NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.

Data source Data on Key Biodiversity Areas (only available in German) opens in a new window