North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

41,719

133

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 10
For National designations 6
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 17

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

8.56%

coverage

2,194,951 km2

Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

13.99%

coverage

3,576,187 km2

Marine Area Protected

14,301,943 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 %
1103 2.0
1594 3.0
1766 4.0
2381 5.0
3739 8.0
28556 68.0
1603 3.0
823 1.0
72 0.0
82 0.0

National designations

688

Categories Count
2
1
16
2
1
1
2
1
11
1
9
1
3
1
4
1
471
1
191
342
43
129
28
1
3
1
2
1
124
9
2
11
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
58
1
1
5
11
67
8
1
2
3
644
16
1
1
2752
1
13
78
2
4
1
8
2
1
94
1
5
3
160
4
25
1
1
1
20
1
24
40
7
2
2
104
7
6
10
34
1
7
1
1
4
4
2
1
2
3
1
2
1
2
23
5
10
14
1
44
8
13
7192
5
2
16
1
778
16
1
1
29
1
63
1
3
7
1
40
9
8
1
627
25
11
4
3
700
1
2
70
34
11
1
1
38
3
3
1
1
104
1029
3
120
78
2
12
17
41
6
1
1
96
2
1
1
1
92
2
25
2
27
1
49
41
1
121
67
1
1
21
12
1
1070
1
22
1
2
1
62
5
1
482
2
1
52
1
1
1
18
17
1
1
4
4
8
16
1
24
4
1
1
4
1
55
4
1
39
1
1
1
1
31
10
5
6
1
6
2
12
123
3
366
1
1
1
10
2
75
3
1
1
2
1
1
16
5
1
1
57
14
1
3
1
7
1
20
6
10
1
1
5
1244
32
1
101
1
1
2
112
1
2
23
295
2
1
14
3
3
36
1
1
1222
1
2
2
1
3
1
14
26
1
8
60
1
3
23
1
955
19
9
4
6
1
1
3
1
14
1
62
1
1
2
3
1
4
1
22
1
1
58
1
130
86
14
79
120
1
25
3
74
116
10
2
17
2
9
4
33
1
7
4
1
1
6
129
1
1
16
1
1
2
2
8
3
72
1
2
2
1
2
1
4
5
657
1
1
1
1
1
4
166
1
4
1
1
7
3
1
94
3
3
10
11
3
2
1
2
1
1
1
5
1
2
1
80
1
2
20
5
2
511
7
1
14
1
9
1
1
40
1
2
9
330
1
18
1
7
37
28
48
1
3
8
2
4
1
34
102
1
1
1427
16
4
3
130
19
1
3
1
2
1
44
9
6
1
19
2
168
8
1
295
184
96
1
1
132
10
716
17
13
56
11
483
1
1
9
5
14
5
10
1
1
4
3
3
1
115
14
27
4
3
2
94
2
7
1
2413
1
5
9
2
11
2
7
1
1
1
29
2
4
1
60
1
27
4
1
6
1
1
461
2
6
4
3
1
46
2
156
528
1
2
72
2
327
1
11
3
5
209
2
1
2
1
208
1
294
1
26
1
7
1
53
1
63
1
4
2
65
6
2
86
81
1
12
4
2
20
6
67
1
1
5
1
6
2
2
59
20
4
31
1
6
2
910
6
71
1
61
27
1
6
18
23
9
4
3
78
10
6
1
24
1
2
16
9
6
1
5
6
5
78
9
93
1
61
1
1
1
50
1
5
1
3
1
1
1
4
9
1
1
19
1
4
4
1
2
13
7
370
6
4
515
60
12
5
2
2
3
1
16
9
1
1
1
1
8
58
19
3
1
2
2
4
1
1
2
19
1
1
1
1
11
9
1
1
37
30
30
1
1
52
18
17
9
1
6
1
718
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
8
2
3
1
1
3
8

Regional designations