North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

41,758

132

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

2,197,379 km2

Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

14.0%

coverage

3,577,132 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 %
1109 2.0
1601 3.0
1755 4.0
2398 5.0
3775 9.0
28555 68.0
1600 3.0
883 2.0
82 0.0

National designations

684

Categories Count
2
1
1
34
28
57
1
9
1
3
4
3
25
1
1
1
5
1
471
2
20
370
1
294
1
2
3
7192
9
9
74
11
28
1
1
1
3
4
4
4
1
2
1
1
7
11
67
1
3
1
644
1
1
4
2753
2
1
13
38
27
3
3
2
9
2
1
1
1
1
1
7
9
17
1
2
1
10
1
1
5
1
1
67
19
1
102
4
2
1
24
11
1
2
60
120
5
2
1
78
4
4
1
2
2
6
2
166
1
1
1
58
9
4
65
1
1
160
2
96
1
17
1
778
16
19
1
17
1
1
3
8
9
1
1
1
628
25
53
10
4
1
3
2
7
2
8
4
5
3
1
2
2
1
51
1
43
1
1029
94
1
49
1
23
1
20
1
10
3
6
1
1
342
92
1
4
4
2
1
115
4
1
9
1
1
1
2
1
18
3
3
1
6
30
1
485
2
2
52
1
24
1
9
17
132
8
1
3
10
4
7
1
8
1
16
33
1
1
1
1
4
2
1
1
1
1
11
16
2
6
2413
2
1
1
2
6
58
1
1244
7
1
1
2
1
30
1
17
1
6
1
37
9
20
10
86
2
2
11
1
1
40
1
2
1
41
101
30
191
1
7
111
2
1
124
10
1
67
18
1
8
2
2
12
12
1
11
2
1
71
2
2
1
6
1
14
1
1
63
1
6
1
955
1
3
2
16
6
1
8
1
7
6
2
34
121
1427
22
3
2
22
14
1
58
1
132
2
2
79
108
716
94
36
116
4
1
1
10
1
295
2
44
1
61
3
129
1
1
156
1
1
1
1
1
9
1
657
1
1
6
1
1
25
2
7
4
3
1
1
1
11
3
93
55
75
7
1
6
1
1
2
1
11
1
72
1
123
5
511
6
5
13
3
1
1
1
1
3
1
3
3
330
18
2
14
13
7
130
5
13
1
40
16
37
5
2
2
2
1
19
1
62
1
4
9
1
70
6
1
20
1
168
1
295
9
50
11
2
4
78
9
4
2
1
14
483
1
366
3
1
1
5
5
1
31
14
209
1
1
1
16
75
5
60
63
2
2
1
61
2
1
4
5
2
1
56
10
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
27
4
6
94
11
6
1
13
14
12
72
6
528
2
72
3
331
32
11
2
12
23
7
1
3
1
208
8
1070
1
1
29
1
1
16
1
1
14
8
1
103
1
4
5
86
2
1
2
5
1
96
2
4
1
4
2
1
59
6
4
48
1
1
3
2
910
6
1
120
10
1
27
4
2
1
461
9
5
1
1
1
10
2
1
10
1
9
23
1
17
1
1
34
3
1
4
1
1
104
5
700
3
2
19
1
3
1
9
3
21
1
23
5
1
1
1
1
1
94
4
1
1
1
7
14
3
44
5
2
1
1
24
1
2
80
1
515
62
41
2
1
1
25
6
8
3
1
1
1
3
31
2
1
78
129
1
1
12
40
1222
19
4
1
1
2
78
2
6
8
20
4
3
1
3
1
29
2
1
1
184
18
5
8
2
1
1
1
718
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
9
1
5

Regional designations