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

964,202 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,033 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

0.87%

coverage

49,681 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 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
1726 22.59
576 7.54
2983 39.03
142 1.86
1185 15.51
168 2.2
26 0.34
72 0.94

Governance types

National designations

95

Categories Count
191
1
22
3
31
2
2413
14
30
6
79
55
104
1
1
208
44
8
2
131
5
1
63
627
4
34
3
16
9
1
27
482
2
26
3
14
1
1
123
52
2
13
1
8
26
1
19
63
121
3
1
82
120
3
39
1
184
1
156
11
61
5
2
6
2
1
130
46
295
1
1
16
1
3
72
210
2
3
4
52
4
5
70
3
644
80
6
7
9
16
4
2
1
112
8

Regional designations

0

Categories Count