In 2017, 12.8% of the Belgian land surface was in a Natura 2000 protected area. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. The trend since 2010 is undetermined.
Natura 2000 protected land area - Belgium and international comparison
percentage of total land surface
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EEA (2018), Natura 2000 barometer statistics, http://www.eea.europa.eu/ (consulted on 31/07/2018).
UN 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.
UN indicator: the selected indicator is related to indicator 15.1.2 - Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type.
SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.
Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.
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