Metadata Sub-indicator Proporción de lugares importantes para la biodiversidad terrestre y del agua dulce incluidos en zonas protegidas, en tierras de cultivo

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 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
Indicator 15.1.2. Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type
Sub-indicator Proportion of sites that are important for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, on farmland
Type of indicator (global, European, national)
  • Global
  • European (sdg_15_20 (s))
  • National
  • s: similar
This indicator shows the trend in the percentage of agricultural land included in the protected areas collected in the Spanish Inventory of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity.
Calculation method

The occupation of the soil is determined from the UNFCCC classification incorporated into the Forest Map of Spain, which identifies the crop group. This information is combined with the digital mapping of the protected spaces 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
Trienal Base 2003
Disaggregated data(Gender, age, region in Spain, other)
Type of ecosystem
Tier I
Come from National Statistics Plan (YES/NO)
Statistical operation
Espacios Naturales o de Interés (Código IOE: 23031)
Date of the last metadata update
Link to United Nations metadata
Custody agency

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.