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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 number of areas with special protection regime and the ratio to the total area of the country according to the categories defined by the International Organization for Conservation of Nature.

Geographical coverage

Armenia

Unit of measurement

%

Definitions

Specially protected area: land (including surface and groundwater and subsoils) and areas of the respective air basin, separated bylawand separate natural objects, which are of ecological, scientific, educational, health, historical-cultural, recreational, tourism, aesthetic value. և for which a special protection regime is established. National park - an area of international (or) national significance representing environmental, scientific, historical-cultural, aesthetic, recreational values, which can be used for scientific, educational, recreational, cultural-economic purposes due to the combination of natural landscapes and cultural values and has a special protection mode. Sanctuary - an area of scientific, educational, historical-cultural, economic value, where the protection of ecosystems և their components և natural reproduction are ensured. Reserve - an area of international and(or) national significance with special environmental, aesthetic features of scientific, educational, historical and cultural value, where the processes of development of the natural environment take place without direct human intervention.

Calculations

National parks + reserves + sanctuaries (ha) / total area * 100 National parks (ha) / total area * 100 Reserves (ha) / total area * 100 Sanctuaries (ha) / total area * 100

Comments and limitations

Number and proportion of protected areas in the country by categories https://armstatbank.am/pxweb/hy/ArmStatBank/ArmStatBank__8%20Environment__(D)%20%20Biodiversity/EE-d1.px/table/tableViewLayout2/?rxid=b319419d-982a-4a31-9b26-864a2445955d

Data last updated Sep 19, 2022
Metadata last updated Feb 02, 2021
Organisation Armstat , Ministry of Environment of RA
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