Sectors of Focus

  • Environment
  • Land Conservation


  • Environment

Area of Adjacent Protected Land (PI5750)

Area of protected land that shares a boundary with the organization's protected land 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. Area of Adjacent Protected Land (PI5750). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Protected land assemblage is the area of protected land not controlled by the organization that is adjacent to the land controlled by the reporting organization.
  • This should include land area controlled by other entities as long as they form a contiguous assemblage with the protected land area directly or indirectly controlled by the reporting organization.
  • For many conservation objectives, large, connected areas of conserved land are more valuable than small and disconnected pieces of conserved land. This metric helps capture holistically how a specific project complements previous conservation work.