This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions that own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to any of the following:
Legally protected areas (e.g., IUCN Category I-VI)
Internationally recognized areas (e.g., World Heritage, Ramsar, Natura 2000)
Priority sites for biodiversity (e.g., Key Biodiversity Areas, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites)
Regions of conservation importance (e.g., Endemic Bird Areas, Biodiversity Hotspots, High Biodiversity Wilderness Areas)
2 points are available for this credit if the institution owns or manages land that includes or is adjacent to any of the above. 1 point is available for this credit for all other institutions.