The percentage shows the share of protected areas in land territory. Protected natural object – an area or individual object protected under the Nature Conservation Act, where human activity is restricted or prohibited (strict nature reserves). Protected natural objects – protected areas (national parks, nature reserves, protected landscapes and its special types arboretums, parks and forest stands), limited-conservation areas, species protection sites, protected nature monuments with protection zones and natural objects protected at the municipal level.
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