North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

42,293

131 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

8.98% coverage

2,321,623 km2 Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

7.45% coverage

1,824,386 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 %
1127 2.0
1610 3.0
1852 4.0
2351 5.0
4860 11.0
28546 67.0
840 1.0
865 2.0
159 0.0
83 0.0

National designations

628

Categories Count
5
93
133
9
3
3
1
2
1
58
67
5
16
955
76
112
96
2
11
850
1
786
59
10
4
12
14
6
129
86
1
331
660
511
718
11
168
9
2761
476
72
11
628
11
1029
9
52
4
18
471
515
910
8
79
5
27
56
101
2
2
101
2
156
208
92
18
528
4
330
5
19
489
116
6
17
3
2
6
694
6
22
2
1
700
40
13
1
2
295
70
67
19
106
10
8
144
25
78
56
115
16
31
16
3
2
14
61
1
41
3
60
1222
12
1
75
129
2
30
226
31
85
5
34
20
48
8
72
7
1
8
67
32
1
5
16
1
27
1427
71
461
366
152
120
94
60
96
5
2
6
19
1
9
9
41
8
30
43
4
129
1
4
3
20
7
1
37
33
294
28
2
22
67
24
7192
31
295
1070
14
166
3
96
19
160
17
10
1
18
1
37
7
10
58
75
2
1
102
2
6
4
1244
5
11
137
342
1
70
209
2
1
53
2
370
1
1
7
23
1
2
16
3
31
10
4
10
1
1
1
1
8
61
2
1
9
1
17
38
62
5
19
1
6
5
2
30
1
74
20
1
25
1
1
2
36
1
41
1
40
62
8
1
12
4
1
1
2
1
4
1
12
8
3
5
1
13
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
6
62
6
14
97
9
7
16
1
2
9
1
19
20
7
2
5
10
11
78
5
5
6
12
2
4
13
2
14
1
1
25
1
1
6
17
50
1
3
86
3
2
24
23
21
6
2
6
4
1
1
1
4
56
1
1
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
2
5
4
16
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
17
2
1
31
28
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
5
1
2
14
1
1
3
1
1
2
1
3
6
1
1
2
17
12
1
4
1
11
5
1
1
1
2
3
3
2
3
1
2
63
17
3
51
9
40
106
1
1
1
4
184
1
62
1
2757
18
5
3
2
1
3
2
1
3
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
44
1
1
29
4
1
3
1
9
2
1
5
40
1
9
11
14
132
4
4
1
20
1
11
3
5
10
1
7
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
1
2
8
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
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
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
129
3
1
1

Regional designations