Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
İndicator 15.1.2 Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type


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Footnotes:  Indicator is defined in the UN Global Dynamics Indicators System as "15.1.2 Specific weight of important dry and fresh water areas in terms of conservation and biodiversity, in types of ecosystems". The indicator generated in the national context, using administrative information, reflects the percentage of the specially protected territories to the country's overall territory.


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İndicator name: Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type
1 1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1.2 Contact organisation unit Department of Energy and Environment Statistics
1.3 Contact name
1.4 Contact person function Head of the department of energy and environment statistics
1.5 Contact mail address Baku-Az1136, Inshaatchilar Avenue 81
1.6 Contact email address renal@azstat.org
1.7 Contact phone number  +99412 538 63 03
1.8 Contact fax number  +99412 538 93 61
2 1 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified
2.2 Metadata last posted 11/29/2018
2.3 Metadata last update 11/29/2018
3 1 Statistical presentation
3.1 Data description
Specially Protected Natural Areas are natural or complex, of particular nature, ecological, scientific, cultural, aesthetic and health significance, of plant and animal species exposed to rare and endangered species, in whole or in part, permanent or temporary, the land, water (aquaculture) areas and the atmospheric space on them.
National parks, state nature reserves and state nature preserves are specially protected natural areas.
3.2 Classification system The classification of Economic Action Types is used
3.3 Sector coverage R section - activity in the field of leisure, entertainment and art
3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions
State nature reserves are areas of nature protection and scientific institution or organization established for the purpose of preserving characteristic and unique natural complexes and objects in natural condition, studying the course of nature processes and phenomena.
National parks are areas with special ecological, historical, aesthetic and other important nature complexes, and are protected by natural protection and scientific, cultural and other purposes.
National parks are allowed to rest. Economic activity in the territory of state nature reserves is absolutely forbidden and the natural complex (land, vegetation and animal kingdom etc.) is protected and studied. Geological prospecting activities are prohibited, such as plowing, cattle grazing, tourism, hunting, fishing, cutting trees, destroying plants, generally using natural resources and breaking their natural state. Anthropogenic activity is not allowed in the reserves, all natural landscapes in the area are protected and used as a scientific center of practice.
State sanctuaries are areas that are of special importance for preservation or restoration of natural complexes or their components, as well as for the preservation of ecological balance.
State nature reserves may be established on land plots from landowners, users and lessees without the acquisition of land plots.
3.5 Statistical unit Legal entities
3.6 Statistical population Legal entities are the national parks, state natural reserves and sanctuaries available to the general population covered by the report. The data is obtained by the complete observation method.
3.7 Reference area Districts
3.8 Time coverage Information on National Parks Since 2003, information on state nature reserves and sanctuaries has been covering all the years since 1990.
3.9 Base period 2003 (1990) year
4 1 Unit of measure hectare
5 1 Reference period annually
6 1 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements The UN Economic Commission for Europe "Ecological Indicators and Evaluation Reports"
6.2 Data sharing Information on national parks and reserves is collected by the State Statistical Committee. The information on seizures is provided by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. The calculations are made by the State Statistical Committee.
7 1 Confidentiality
7.1 Confidentiality - policy In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On official statistics", preliminary information is forbidden.
7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On official statistics", the preliminary data are considered confidential and may only be used for scientific purposes in the formulation of official statistical materials or anonymity of the statistical unit in exceptional circumstances (removal of means that permit recognition).
8 1 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar It is carried out on the basis of statistical data and the approved spreadsheet. Data analysis is reflected in the report and the report.
8.2 Release calendar access The broadcasting calendar is posted on the Committee's website on the Electronic Services section. The entry is open to all users and is not subject to any restrictions. (http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/4/publications/)
8.3 User access The State Statistical Committee has an official statistical reporting policy and has been approved by the Decree No 8 / 02s of 19.02.2014. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/dissemination_policy/DissPolicy_az_2014.pdf
9 1 Frequency of dissemination
10 1 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release Environmental statistics are published both in paper and electronic versions.
10.2 Publications Published in the "Environment in Azerbaijan" article.
10.3 On-line database The publication data is based on the baseline data. The Press Release, the annual summary information, is based on the baseline data.
10.4 Micro-data access Access to micro-data is prohibited. Only preliminary information can be used in accordance with the "Rules for issuing micro-data to users for use in research purposes" approved by the Chairman of the State Statistical Committee only on 13.06.2011.
10.5 Other The "e-services" section of the website, including user queries, including electronic surveys. http://www.azstat.org/xidmetler/st_melumat/
10.6 Documentation on methodology Instruction on the Completion of Form 1-Reserve Report on "National Parks, State Nature Reserves and Reservoirs" (http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/4/e-reports/az/07/007_.php)
10.7 Quality documentation Quality report on statistics on the number, area, and maintenance costs of specially protected areas
11 1 Quality management
11.1 Quality assurance Quality management system works are continuing.
11.2 Quality assessment Quality management processes are underway. ISO 9001/2015 standard has been introduced in the quality management system since 2017.
12 1 Relevance
12.1 User needs Public authorities, research centers, students, and citizens are key users. In many studies, it is reported that information is required for scientific research and writing of diploma works.
12.2 User satisfaction Online surveys are regularly held on the website of the Committee with the purpose of acquiring user satisfaction and the last online survey on "Providing users with statistical information" was posted on the website on 25.11.2016 (http://www.stat.gov.az/source/others/sorqu-yekun_07.12.2016.pdf)
12.3 Completeness
13 1 Accuracy and reliability
13.1 Overall accuracy No such assessment has been made
13.2 Sampling error There is no qualifying error as the information is generated as a result of general observation
13.3 Non-sampling error The non-selective error is carried out in accordance with the "Rules on classification and elimination of errors in reporting data", approved by the order of the State Statistical Committee of 4 January 2013, number 4 / t.
14 1 Timeliness and punctuality
14.1 Timeliness There are 185 calendar days, 125 business days between the end date of the report period and the publication date.
14.2 Punctuality Collecting and disseminating information about national parks and reserves is carried out in accordance with the Statistical Work Program. Delays in the broadcast schedule and schedule have not been observed.
15 1 Coherence and comparability
15.1 Comparability - geographical It is comparable to the relevant indicators of other countries
15.2 Comparability - over time There is no pause in the national parks for the years 2003-2015, on the reserves and prohibition, covering the period 1990-2013
15.3 Coherence - cross domain There is no connection to other statistics on the statistics
15.4 Coherence - internal Significant differences may arise between accurate information on the area of specially protected areas.
16 1 Cost and burden The annual report on the official statistical reporting form No. 1-Reserve allows online surveillance units and department staff to save time, timely and quality information, and adapt to modern conditions. Refusal to receive report data on paper carriers also contributes to the reduction of burden on the department staff as well as respondents.
17 1 Data revision
17.1 Data revision - policy The "Statement of Review of Statistical Data on Key Statistical Data", approved by the Decree No. 60 / t of the State Statistical Committee dated 10.05.2016. This document is open to the public and posted on the Committee's website in the Statistical Publications section. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/information_regulations/reg_05_2016.pdf
17.2 Data revision - practice Reporting information is immediately checked, corrections are made when errors are detected, and instructions are provided for the statistical unit to comply with.
18 1 Statistical processing
18.1 Source data National parks, reserves and sanctuaries are collected through the official statistical report  number 1 on National Parks, State Nature Reserves and Reservoirs. The source is national parks and state nature reserves.
18.2 Frequency of data collection Data are collected periodically
18.3 Data collection National parks and reserves are available online. Information on the prohibition is provided by the MENR
18.4 Data validation Monitoring of data compilation results and quality assurance of statistical results are carried out.
18.5 Data compilation Data is subject to editing changes. Impact is not based on the nature of the work.
18.6 Adjustment
19 1 Comment No additional comments.