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Source: Ministry of Environment of RA

Geographical Area: Armenia

Unit of Measurement: %

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

Indicator description

The indicator describes the share of wеtlands with special conservation status defined by the Ramsar Convention in the total water area of the country.

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pecially protected территоры: land (including surface and groundwater and subsoil) and areas of the respective air basin, separated by the law and separate natural objects, which are of ecological, scientific, educational, health, historical-cultural, recreational, tourism, aesthetic value and for which a special protection regime is established. Wetlands: areas occupied by water bodies - rivers, natural and artificial reservoirs, lakes, as well as areas designated for hydraulic, water management and other facilities necessary for the use and protection of water bodies.


The share of the total area of Lake Sevan and Arpa (water areas with special status) in the water lands of the Republic of Armenia

Data last updated Sep 19, 2022
Metadata last updated Feb 01, 2021

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 water areas in relation to lakes and reservoirs

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Organisation Ministry of Environment of RA , National Academy of Sciences of RA
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