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Definition
The terrestial areas protected, expressed in square kilometer, refer to the total land area dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means. Only protected areas that are nationally designated are included in this indicator.

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Terrestrial areas protected, % Total Terrestrial KBAs Terrestrial KBAs completely covered by protected areas (SDG 15.1.2) Marine KBAs completely covered by protected areas, Mid-point

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