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

9.69%

coverage

964,202 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,033 km2

Total Land Area

32.97%

with management effectiveness evaluation

317,909.4884 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

0.87%

coverage

49,681 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 km2

Total Marine Area

15.76%

with management effectiveness evaluation

7,830.501915 km2

Area Assessed

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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
502 6.54
276 3.59
1714 22.31
594 7.73
3018 39.29
141 1.84
1182 15.39
228 2.97
26 0.34

Governance types

National designations

90

Categories Count
3
22
1
9
4
30
644
80
2
2
7
2
1
120
4
65
17
5
1
1
628
10
4
1
51
9
1
485
2
52
9
1
11
2
2413
6
12
191
111
2
63
1
3
6
34
121
3
1
84
108
2
44
156
11
55
2
123
13
13
130
1
1
295
5
75
63
1
72
72
214
208
1
1
14
43
131
27
1
1
1
1
83
1
80
31
3
184
8
3
3

Regional designations

0

Categories Count