Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Indicator 14.5.1: Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

We have not explored suitable data sources for this indicator.

The Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat is a collaborative project, if you have any feedback or suggestions for data please contact us at:

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Ghana statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Ghanaian statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Ghanaian-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage
Unit of measurement
Other information
Last updated

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas
Indicator number 14.5.1
Target name 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
Target number 14.5
Global indicator description The indicator Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas shows temporal trends in the mean percentage of each important site for marine biodiversity (i.e., those that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity) that is covered by designated protected areas.
UN designated tier 1
UN custodian agency UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) BirdLife International (BLI) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 293 KB) opens in a new window
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage
Link to data source
Release date
Next release
Statistical classification
Contact details
Other information