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 7
For National designations 3
TOTAL 10

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

9.69%

coverage

964,191.0 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,032.9 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

0.87%

coverage

49,680.0 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,082.7 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 %
494 6.46
269 3.52
1726 22.59
575 7.52
2983 39.03
142 1.86
1187 15.53
168 2.2
26 0.34
72 0.94

Governance types

National designations

95

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

Regional designations

0

Categories Count