Marine protected areas
The precentage shows the share of marine areas created to protect certain sea areas, their biota and habitats in total marine area. For calculating the indicator, natural objects covering an area that are listed in Section 4 of the Nature Conservation Act have been included from Estonian marine waters: protected areas, limited-conservation areas, species protection sites and protection zones of nature monuments.
In the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development, yellow leaves show that the indicator value is improving but the latest available European Union average value has not been achieved.
Source: Environment Agency