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

10.0%

coverage

958,104 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,033 km2

Total Land Area

35.0%

with management effectiveness evaluation

339,370.0 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

3.0%

coverage

164,285 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 km2

Total Marine Area

5.0%

with management effectiveness evaluation

7,843.0 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
1809 22.17
549 6.73
4070 49.87
143 1.75
514 6.3
98 1.2
25 0.31
160 1.96

Governance types

National designations

91

Categories Count
4
2
30
694
80
295
18
1
3
2
2
184
5
92
73
5
2
1
628
10
1
1
17
12
106
484
2
52
3
44
1
1
62
85
30
9
4
3
2
1
6
51
17
1
84
108
22
2
1
5
156
11
4
1
13
75
8
4
3
144
1
226
65
1
1
1
80
72
214
6
208
34
111
1
46
131
27
129
7
1
84
1
31
1
2757
9
1
10
63
11
1

Regional designations

0

Categories Count