Canada, North America

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Number of Protected areas

7,681

59

with management effectiveness evaluations

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

10.0%

coverage

958,104 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,033 km2

Total Land Area

35.0%

with management effectiveness evaluation

339,370.0 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

3.0%

coverage

164,285 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 km2

Total Marine Area

5.0%

with management effectiveness evaluation

7,843.0 km2

Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
499 6.5
276 3.59
1715 22.33
595 7.75
3017 39.28
142 1.85
1183 15.4
228 2.97
26 0.34

Governance types

National designations

90

Categories Count
184
22
2
30
644
80
3
1
3
2
3
120
5
65
17
5
2
1
628
10
1
55
3
12
9
485
2
52
51
4
1
1
1
80
2
34
1
68
1
1
6
9
121
3
1
84
108
2
44
156
11
1
2
2
123
13
63
130
4
3
1
295
191
70
1
72
72
214
6
208
111
1
2413
43
131
1
27
7
1
1
83
1
31
14
9
4
8
13
11
1

Regional designations

0

Categories Count