Sectors of Focus

  • Environment
  • Land Conservation


  • Environment

Protected Land Area: Total (PI4716)

Area of land with a protected land status as of the end of reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Protected Land Area: Total (PI4716). 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. Protection may be permanent or non-permanent. Land area may be transitioned as a result of new legal encumbrances placed on the land or transfer of ownership to a qualified conservation organization.
  • Land protection methods to footnote may include: legal encumbrances placed on land, whether permanent or non-permanent with duration if non-permanent, etc.
  • Organizations are also encouraged to footnote the type of qualified conservation organization that will own the land under conservation status or the entity that owns the easement (i.e., type of organization that owns the protected status of the land).