Natura 2000 protected land area

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Natura 2000 protected land area - Belgium

percentage of total Belgian land surface

 201020112012201320142015
observations12.712.712.812.712.712.7

EEA (2017), Natura 2000 barometer statistics, http://www.eea.europa.eu/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Natura 2000 protected land area

percentage of total land surface

 2010201120122013201420152015//2010
Belgium12.712.712.812.712.712.70.1
EU-2717.517.917.917.917.917.90.5
//: average growth rates

EEA (2017), Natura 2000 barometer statistics, http://www.eea.europa.eu/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Natura 2000 protected land area, percentage of total Belgian land surface

Definition: the land area included in the Natura 2000 network, as a percentage of the total country area. The Natura 2000 network is defined in the Habitat Directive (92/43/EEC) and in the Birds Directive (79/409/EEC).

Objective: to be consistent with Target 15.1, this indicator should increase.

UN 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

UNSTAT Indicator 15.1.1: Forest area as a proportion of total land area