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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Indicator 14.5.1.a: Coverage of protected water areas in relation to lakes and reservoirs

Coverage of protected water areas in relation to lakes and reservoirs


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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.

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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

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Data last updated 2020-12-09: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
Metadata last updated 2021-02-01: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window

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.

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Coverage of protected water areas in relation to lakes and reservoirs

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Organisation Ministry of Nature Protection of RA , National Academy of Sciences of RA
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