Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Life on Land

"Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss" : Most countries in the region retain sizeable sections of forested area, although habitat loss continues to be a risk due to unsustainable logging practices and forest conversion for plantation and agricultural uses. Invasive species are the leading cause of species extinction on island ecosystems and can impact food and economic security. A regionally co-ordinated response is in place for the management of invasive species in the Pacific; Ecosystem-based approaches are being integrated into national and sector plans, with potential benefits including enhanced livelihood opportunities and food security; increased biodiversity conservation; and improved carbon sequestration and sustainable water management. The Red List Index, is an indicator of changes in biodiversity and species extinction risk over time.

Data and Resources

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Alternate Identifier
  • Land area covered by forest (15.1.1)
  • Forest area (15.1.1)
  • Land area (15.1.1)
  • Average proportion of Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (15.1.2)
  • Average proportion of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (15.1.2)
  • Average proportion of Freshwater and Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (15.1.2)
  • Above-ground biomass in forest (15.2.1)
  • Above-ground biomass in forest per hectare (15.2.1)
  • Forest area certified under an independently verified certification scheme (15.2.1)
  • Forest area net change rate (15.2.1)
  • Forest area with a long-term management plan (15.2.1)
  • Proportion of forest area within legally established protected areas (15.2.1)
  • Forest area within legally established protected areas (15.2.1)
  • Average proportion of Mountain Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (15.4.1)
  • Mountain green cover area (15.4.2)
  • Mountain Green Cover Index (15.4.2)
  • Mountain area (15.4.2)
  • Red List Index (15.5.1)
  • Countries that have legislative, administrative and policy framework or measures reported to the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House (15.6.1)
  • Countries that are parties to the Nagoya Protocol (15.6.1)
  • Countries that have legislative, administrative and policy framework or measures reported through the Online Reporting System on Compliance of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) (15.6.1)
  • Countries that are contracting Parties to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) (15.6.1)
  • Total reported number of Standard Material Transfer Agreements (SMTAs) transferring plant genetic resources for food and agriculture to the country (15.6.1)
  • Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked (15.7.1)
  • Proportion of countries adopting legislation for the prevention or control of invasive alien species (15.8.1)
  • Total official development assistance for biodiversity, by donor (15.a.1)
  • Total official development assistance for biodiversity, by recipient (15.a.1)
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Publisher Name SPC
Topic Official Statistics