Canada, North America

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Number of Protected areas

7,642

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 6
For National designations 3
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

9.69%

coverage

964,199.3139 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,032.941 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

0.87%

coverage

49,680.57579 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,082.708 km2

Total Marine Area

Warning: These statistics might differ from those reported officially by countries due to difference in methodologies and datasets used to assess protected area coverage and differences in the base maps used to measure terrestrial and marine area of a country or territory. Learn how we calculate protected area coverage statistics

IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
495 6.48
269 3.52
1724 22.56
574 7.51
2984 39.05
142 1.86
1188 15.55
168 2.2
26 0.34
72 0.94

Governance types

National designations

95

Categories Count
2
34
191
16
55
2
30
79
295
4
46
104
112
1
44
1
16
5
16
63
627
4
52
156
121
8
2
6
482
2
184
1
39
6
120
1
52
26
1
3
64
1
1
82
3
2413
22
7
1
1
3
644
11
2
80
1
5
14
1
27
8
130
16
4
123
2
27
1
14
1
3
1
3
2
72
131
210
1
63
4
13
5
70
3
31
6
208
1
8
3
1
1
9
9
3

Regional designations

0

Categories Count