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

11% 6th National Report Coverage

3.2% with management effectiveness evaluation

318,230.9586 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

2.91% coverage

165,665 km2 Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 km2 Total Marine Area

8% 6th National Report Coverage

0.14% with management effectiveness evaluation

7,809.517784 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
515 6.31
276 3.38
1811 22.19
550 6.74
4074 49.92
142 1.74
511 6.26
97 1.19
26 0.32
159 1.95

Governance types

National designations

89

Categories Count
83
46
214
1
30
1
5
92
108
1
1
84
11
80
485
72
628
2
10
52
131
80
2
2
156
208
1
6
694
27
295
13
2
67
72
17
106
10
8
144
22
1
44
3
75
129
12
30
226
31
85
5
4
9
3
1
1
2
1
11
3
7
1
1
2
63
17
3
51
9
34
111
1
1
1
4
184
3
1
1
62
1
2757
18
5
1
1
1
2

Regional designations

0

Categories Count