North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

42,237

132

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 10
For National designations 5
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 16

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

8.67%

coverage

2,191,286 km2

Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

15.0%

coverage

3,788,793 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 %
1124 2.0
1601 3.0
1850 4.0
2353 5.0
4827 11.0
28556 67.0
932 2.0
753 1.0
160 0.0
81 0.0

National designations

684

Categories Count
1
67
1
33
1
10
1
2
1
4
1
10
1
5
471
1
53
1
37
1
23
1
67
2
2
9
1
11
31
370
3
2
1
14
4
2
1
1
1
209
4
5
67
1
24
1
1
694
1
2
5
2753
1
1
4
295
18
17
1
6
1
1
19
1
20
2
1
4
3
1
1
1
2
1
6
1
50
4
5
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
11
1
9
1244
1
184
5
1
1
3
14
8
1
2
1
2
2
1070
1
1
4
10
2
24
92
25
1
96
1
94
1
73
1
778
16
2
1
19
5
366
3
2
2
9
1
1
628
25
2
10
1
2
9
1
2
2
11
1
1
1
5
27
17
2
1
12
1029
2
78
4
2
4
56
1
1
3
1
2
1
342
1
1
11
92
8
2
11
96
1
49
12
30
16
106
1
14
1
699
17
2
2
14
2
2
3
2
2
484
2
52
3
22
1
3
17
9
10
2
20
4
3
20
1
1
1
1
1
6
1
44
19
1
1
20
1
1
1
13
7
1
1
6
4
62
1
120
9
1
1
5
1
1
6
9
2
4
2
2
104
16
41
11
7
57
4
85
1
18
1
19
3
1
12
3
3
11
1
25
70
1
1
101
30
3
9
4
1
2
4
160
1
1
10
1
3
62
7
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
14
1
1
2
2
21
1
955
1
1
1
6
1
2
1
6
2
1
51
17
28
294
2
1
58
1
132
6
3
79
108
25
94
3
116
6
6
1
124
5
7192
7
1
5
2
6
1
129
1
6
156
1
1
7
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
657
16
9
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
3
6
1
58
11
2
461
12
9
4
2
1
4
1
4
7
1
13
1
1
10
1
1
75
1
511
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
330
1
18
1
295
8
2
8
2
1
4
5
1
13
2
43
1
1
1
3
144
5
19
1
40
13
6
1
40
29
102
5
1
74
1
168
5
22
9
17
17
1
1
716
7
1
4
23
93
483
1
71
8
2
1
14
226
1
1
2
6
1
9
1
1
115
65
8
1
1
8
3
1
2
5
129
1
1
1
4
10
41
2
1
10
9
2
60
1
27
5
6
94
75
1
5
4
7
4
80
5
528
1
72
1
2
331
8
11
3
6
1
6
1
1
3
12
208
7
29
1
34
4
1
1
111
4
1
78
1
106
1
14
3
86
1222
8
1
1
78
8
166
1
1
1
72
30
18
59
36
4
34
4
3
86
32
910
1
3
16
27
62
1
1
1427
60
58
4
132
1
1
9
10
1
78
1
44
48
1
9
16
4
1
2
1
129
7
5
1
3
2
1
28
61
1
2
23
23
1
1
10
30
5
2
95
4
3
1
1
37
3
1
2
1
3
1
1
16
1
1
31
515
9
38
4
3
1
1
1
3
3
40
1
1
2
1
8
34
6
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
11
61
1
1
2
2757
4
1
2
7
24
1
20
3
9
1
18
6
10
1
6
2
718
1
1
5
63
3
3
1
1
2
11
1
1
2
1

Regional designations