Canada, North America

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Number of Protected areas

8,161

59 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 6
For National designations 2
TOTAL 8

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

10.66% coverage

1,060,922 km2 Land Area Protected

9,955,033 km2 Total Land Area

31.99% with management effectiveness evaluation

339,369.7778 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

2.91% coverage

165,665 km2 Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 km2 Total Marine Area

4.73% with management effectiveness evaluation

7,843.33898 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 %
517 6.34
276 3.38
1811 22.19
549 6.73
4072 49.9
143 1.75
510 6.25
98 1.2
26 0.32
159 1.95

Governance types

National designations

91

Categories Count
1
1
2757
52
2
30
628
62
72
1
2
80
1
129
6
1
92
10
5
1
34
30
12
2
144
208
694
484
1
18
1
7
1
5
17
1
17
3
1
63
8
1
5
108
3
1
2
9
184
27
70
69
4
156
75
85
31
106
1
131
1
6
1
10
2
1
2
214
84
3
4
51
4
46
11
80
1
44
83
11
9
226
295
3
4
13
1
111
1
2
22

Regional designations

0

Categories Count