The area of Protected Areas

內容簡述

以每年臺灣陸域保護區面積反映臺灣陸域生態系受到法定公告劃設的保護區範圍以及核心區面積為指標。

橫軸標籤

years

縱軸標籤

The area of protected area in Taiwan(km <sup>2</sup>/s )

指標圖表樣式

line

Indicator Details

Themes

Terrestrial protected areas

PSBR model type

Response (R)

Corresponding targets

SDGs

15.4 By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development.

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Target 11: By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.

Biodiversity Action Plan

D11030 Review the existing system of protected areas, regularly conduct effectiveness evaluation and management tests, and improve management strategies and publicity of various types of protected areas.
Action Plan Performance Indicator:

  • Complete the planning of the national system of protected areas.
  • Number and proportion of various types of protected areas with regular evaluations of management effectiveness.

Background

A protected area refers to a clearly defined geographical area that is designated, controlled, and managed for specific protection purposes. Protected areas can provide multiple benefits for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Internationally, the establishment of protected areas is considered the main strategy for protecting species and ecosystems. In addition to biodiversity, the establishment of protected areas can also help protect the natural resources which local communities and indigenous people rely on, as well as areas of cultural importance. The area (size) of Taiwan's terrestrial protected areas is the area (size) announced by each protected area.

Definition and Calculation

The total area (size) of terrestrial protected areas is the sum of areas of protected areas (national parks, national nature parks, nature protected areas, nature reserves, wildlife protected areas, important wildlife habitats) announced for each year.

The data and temporal range

Annual Report on Nature Protected Areas in Taiwan and Fujian area (2006–2019)

Updates

According to the latest update by the Nature Conservation Network of the Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, there are 95 protected areas including national parks, nature reserves, etc, and the area of terrestrial protected areas is 694,503.27 hectares.

Trends

The area of protected areas has been changing slowly in the past four years, and the boundaries of each protected area have not been adjusted from 2016 to 2019, maintaining a total area of about 6,945 square kilometers.

Data Management Authorities

Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture

Data sources/URL

Nature Conservation Network of the Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan.

https://conservation.forest.gov.tw/EN/0001640

 

Data Development Status

I

Data Providers

National Parks Division, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, and Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture

Investigation Year

2006-2019

Id

V.110009