Sectors of Focus

  • Environment
  • Land Conservation


  • Environment

Protected Land Area: Permanent (PI3924)

Area of land with a permanently protected land status as of the end of the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Protected Land Area: Permanent (PI3924). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the methods applied to ensure protected land status. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture hectares that were protected and transitioned to a protected status by the organization during the reporting period. The transition to a state of permanent protection will be the result of new legal encumbrances placed on the land or transfer of ownership to a qualified conservation organization.
  • Land protection methods may include legal encumbrances placed on land, etc. If relevant, organizations are also encouraged to footnote the qualified conservation organization that will own the land under permanent conservation status (i.e., type of organization that owns the protected status of the land).