Protection Coverage
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Number of Protected Areas
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Terrestrial
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Protected Areas

Designation GIS Area GIS Marine Area IUCN Category Management Plan Status Status Year WDPA ID
Cross Harbour National Park National Park 61.66km² 42.77km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625729
East Abaco Creeks - The Bight National Park 16.50km² 9.70km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625727
Marls of Abaco National Park National Park 869.34km² 546.03km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625728
Booby Cay National Park National Park 0.49km² 0.20km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625725
Perpall Tract National Park National Park 0.72km² 0.00km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625724
South Abaco Blue Holes National Park National Park 129.27km² 68.75km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625720
East Grand Bahama National Park National Park 488.81km² 412.70km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625722
Southwest New Providence Marine Managed Area Marine Managed Area 74.01km² 70.98km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625723
West Coast Dive Site National Park 41.91km² 37.12km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625719
Southeast Bahamas Marine Managed Area Marine Managed Area 24458.61km² 24449.61km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625732
Cay Sal Marine Managed Area Marine Managed Area 16854.62km² 16839.77km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625730
Greens Bay National Park National Park 2.38km² 1.95km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625718
Bight of Acklins National Park National Park 249.95km² 247.18km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625731
Hogsty Reef Protected Area Protected Area 50.13km² 49.65km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625733
Graham's Harbour National Park 23.27km² 22.61km² Not Reported Designated 2015 555625717

State Indicators

State Description

State indicators reflect the conditions of the land as well as its resilience to withstand change as a consequence of sector pressures. This may include indicators which express changes in biological productivity (actual and potential), extent and impacts of soil degradation, including erosion, salinization, etc., annual and long-term balance of nutrients (exported and imported by the cropping systems), degree and type of contamination or pollution (by direct application, atmospheric transport, etc.), changes in organic matter content, water holding capacity, etc. The changes in state may be negative with poor management, or positive with good management. © FAO Link

Average proportion of Marine Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
Forest area as a proportion of total land area (%)

Pressure Indicators

Pressure Description

Indicators in this group include those activities that relate to the degree of intensification and diversification of agricultural land uses, and result in increased pressure on land quality. This may include the number of crops in a cropping system per year or per hectare, type and intensity of tillage, degree of removal of biomass, integration with livestock systems, number of food and fibre products produced annually, etc. These indicators must be seen within the context of major socio-demographic factors such as population pressures, land tenure, etc., but the latter do not qualify for inclusion as LQIs. This is because these major forces do not influence land quality directly, but rather through the land practices that are adopted by farmers as a consequence. It is these management systems and their impacts that we wish to capture as LQIs, although changes in the major driving forces may provide some "early warning" signals. © FAO Link

Agricultural Pressure Indicator (API)
Change in Population Pressure Indicator (CPPI)
Deforestation between 2001 and 2016 inside and outside protected areas
Deforestation between 2001 and 2016 within protected areas
Population Pressure Indicator (PPI)
Road Pressure Indicator (RPI)

Response Indicators

Response Description

The response mechanisms are normally achieved through direct actions by the farmers themselves in evolving or adopting improved land management systems, or through complementary activities whereby adoption of conservation technologies is stimulated by general economic, agricultural and conservation policies and programmes. In rare instances, environmental regulations may be necessary to effect proper control of land resource degradation. Response indicators may include number and types of farmer organizations for soil conservation, extent of change in farm technologies, risk management strategies, incentive programmes for adoption of conservation technologies, etc. Response indicators should be distinguished into those categories promoted by governments, those undertaken by individual farmers and those supported by agri-business.  © FAO Link

Average proportion of Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Average proportion of Marine Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Average proportion of Mountain Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
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
Average proportion of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%)
15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Forest area as a proportion of total land area (%)
Goal 15. Protect terrestrial ecosystems
Marine protected area coverage (km2)
Target 11 on Protected Areas
Proportion of forest area within legally established protected areas (%)
15.2: By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Red List Index
15.5: Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
Terrestrial protected area coverage (km2)
Target 11 on Protected Areas
Trend in permanent surface water extent
15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
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