Marine Protection (%) as of February 2021.
Percentage or surface (km2 ) of a marine area covered by protected areas.
The indicator can be used to assess how far countries or ecoregions are from the Aichi Target 11 of having 10% of coastal and marine areas covered by wellconnected systems of protected areas. Inversely, the information highlights where on the globe additional efforts are most needed in expanding or reinforcing the coverage by protected areas.
WDPA of February 2021 (UNEP-WCMC & IUCN, 2021), available from: www.protectedplanet.net