North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

42,331

132 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

45% 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

9.0% coverage

2,328,491 km2 Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

14.75% coverage

3,705,529 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 %
1123 2.0
1610 3.0
1854 4.0
2353 5.0
4891 11.0
28549 67.0
845 1.0
865 2.0
159 0.0
82 0.0

National designations

690

Categories Count
4
93
106
9
3
3
331
1
2
1
58
67
5
16
955
76
108
94
2
11
134
1
786
59
10
4
11
14
6
129
86
1
657
511
718
11
168
2756
476
72
11
628
11
1029
9
52
3
18
471
515
910
7
79
5
27
56
101
2
2
94
2
156
208
92
18
528
4
330
5
19
483
116
6
17
3
2
6
694
27
6
22
2
1
700
40
13
1
2
295
33
72
20
8
106
10
17
8
144
25
716
78
49
115
16
16
3
2
14
61
1
41
3
57
60
1222
12
5
75
129
2
31
30
226
31
85
5
34
20
48
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
8
72
7
1
8
67
32
1
16
1
25
1427
71
461
366
93
120
94
60
96
5
2
6
19
1
9
9
41
9
30
34
4
129
1
4
3
20
1
1
37
33
294
28
2
22
67
24
7192
29
295
1070
14
166
3
96
19
160
17
10
1
18
1
37
6
7
10
9
58
75
1
6
2
1
102
2
6
4
1244
5
11
13
342
5
1
70
209
2
1
53
2
370
1
1
7
23
1
2
16
3
24
10
4
10
124
1
1
1
1
8
58
2
1
9
17
38
62
2
19
1
6
5
2
30
1
74
20
1
25
1
1
2
3
36
6
1
41
1
40
62
8
1
12
4
1
1
2
1
4
1
10
8
3
5
1
13
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
6
61
6
14
78
9
7
16
1
2
9
1
19
20
7
2
5
10
11
78
5
5
6
12
2
4
13
1
4
14
1
1
25
1
1
6
7
17
50
1
3
86
3
2
23
23
21
6
2
6
4
1
1
1
4
56
1
1
7
2
8
4
1
2
4
1
8
78
8
2
7
1
1
3
3
10
9
24
11
1
1
6
4
1
23
4
1
1
2
5
4
1
16
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
17
2
1
2
31
28
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
5
5
1
1
2
14
1
1
3
1
1
1
2
1
3
6
1
1
2
12
1
1
2
1
4
1
11
5
1
1
1
2
3
3
2
3
18
1
2
62
17
3
51
9
40
106
1
1
1
4
184
4
5
1
1
62
1
2757
18
5
3
2
1
2
3
2
1
3
1
1
104
27
1
1
4
1
12
11
43
4
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
5
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
44
1
1
6
29
4
1
1
3
1
10
1
1
1
9
2
1
1
5
2
40
6
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
9
11
14
132
4
4
1
20
1
11
3
9
5
10
1
7
1
3
1
4
1
2
6
2
3
1
1
2
3
3
9
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
3
1
1
2
9
1
8
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
9
1
2
1
2
8
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
3
5
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
129
3
1
1

Regional designations