Metadata Sub-indicator 15.4.1.4. Places important for mountain biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, in other types of land

Goal
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Target
Target 15.4. By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
Indicator
Indicator 15.4.1. Coverage by protected areas of important sites for mountain biodiversity
Sub-indicator
Sub-indicator 15.4.1.4. Places important for mountain biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, in other types of land
Type of indicator (global, European, national)
  • Global
  • National
Definition
This indicator shows the trend in the percentage of land area of other lands included in the protected areas of the mountains.
Calculation method

Mountain areas are determined on the basis of the digital land model 1:25,000 IGN according to the UNEP-WCMC criteria described in Kapos et al. 2000. The land occupation is determined on the basis of the UNFCCC classification incorporated into the Forest Map of Spain, and is considered as ¿other lands¿ the class of Mount without superior vegetation. All this information is combined with the digital mapping of the protected areas included in the Spanish Inventory of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity (Protected Natural Spaces, Natura Network 2000 or Areas protected by international instruments).

Unit of measure
Percentage
Periodicity
Trienal Base 2003
Disaggregated data(Gender, age, region in Spain, other)
Type of ecosystem
Tier
Tier I
Come from National Statistics Plan (YES/NO)
Yes
Statistical operation
Espacios Naturales o de Interés (ISO code: 23031)
Date of the last metadata update
31/08/2022
Link to United Nations metadata
Custody agency
UNEP-WCMC, UNEP, IUCN
Observations

Data related to December This sheet reflects the current methodology of calculating the indicator.This indicator is under review and its methodology will be modified in the next update of the data.Disaggregation by autonomous community may not be compatible with disaggregation by type of ecosystem, so it might be convenient to do so only for the total of ecosystems, in a new subindicator.