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PROTECTING ICONIC SPECIES AND SPECIAL PLACES

People derive a sense of identity or value from living near the ocean, visiting coastal or marine locations or just knowing that such places and their characteristic species exist. 

This goal tries to capture the aspects of the coastal and marine system that people value as part of their cultural identity by measuring two subgoals: the condition of iconic species and the condition of lasting special places.  

Iconic species and protected places symbolize the cultural, spiritual, aesthetic and other intangible benefits that people value for a region.

Goal Score

67 The goal score for Goal: Sense of Place is 67 out of 100. The global average score is 70 out of 100.

Likely Future State

+9%

It is estimated that in the near future the score for Goal: Sense of Place will improve roughly +9%.
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WHat encompasses sense of place?

This goal contains two subgoals. Iconic Species measures the condition of culturally important species; and Lasting Special Places measures the percentage of area that is protected within a band from 3 nautical miles offshore to 1 km inland.

Goal: Sense of Place

Sub-goals