Natura 2000 protected marine area

In 2017, 36.8% of the Belgian marine surface was in a Natura 2000 protected area. To achieve the sustainable development goal, this figure must be at least 10% by 2020. This objective has already been reached.

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Natura 2000 protected marine area - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage of total Belgian marine surface

 200020052010201520162017202020252030
observations----36.6536.8036.8036.80------
trend and extrapolation----36.5836.8136.8536.8936.9937.0937.15
objective 203010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00

Calculations FPB based on EEA (2017), Natura 2000 barometer statistics, http://www.eea.europa.eu/ and on FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (2016), Notre mer en quelques mots, http://www.health.belgium.be/fr/notre-mer-en-quelques-mots (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Natura 2000 protected marine area - Belgium

percentage of total Belgian marine surface

 201020112012201320142015201620172017//2010
Belgium36.6536.5636.5636.7936.7936.8036.8036.800.06
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on EEA (2018), Natura 2000 barometer statistics, http://www.eea.europa.eu/ and on FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (2016), Notre mer en quelques mots, http://www.health.belgium.be/fr/notre-mer-en-quelques-mots (consulted on 31/07/2018).

UN target: 14.5 - By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 14.5.1 - Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas.

Sources

  • 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.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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