North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

42,237

132 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% 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

8.89% coverage

2,294,108 km2 Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

14.67% coverage

3,693,117 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 %
1126 2.0
1601 3.0
1851 4.0
2352 5.0
4829 11.0
28555 67.0
929 2.0
753 1.0
160 0.0
81 0.0

National designations

684

Categories Count
2
8
124
37
6
1
1
3
1
1
1
5
7
1
1
9
1
1
1
1
7
1
22
1
5
58
9
30
11
2
2
1
1
2
43
102
1
1
1
70
29
9
67
9
2
1
1
6
2
1
2
2753
2
1
2
22
2757
1
1
6
4
34
93
1
1
2
11
19
1
14
1
37
1
17
7
6
17
1
28
166
1
6
9
2
1
6
10
4
4
2
5
85
3
8
6
2
10
3
4
3
6
2
295
1
208
1
6
1
7
3
92
1
5
3
3
1
1
66
1
778
910
16
2
96
3
44
461
3
1
1
9
1
1
1
628
25
209
1
10
1
3
370
1
12
1
1
4
6
1
104
14
63
1
1
1
1029
1
716
2
1
3
4
1
1
4
1
2
1
18
13
1
1
5
1
12
1
60
1
78
156
1
1
17
1
1
4
1
160
1
3
1070
1
1
471
1
5
53
27
484
2
52
2
1
17
6
1
2
1
528
3
19
16
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
2
1
27
74
1
4
44
13
4
9
2
1
57
1
1
4
9
2
5
96
12
1
2
2
78
2
23
25
16
1
115
24
9
6
4
1
1
1
1
1
11
16
6
1
2
1
1
1
6
1
1
51
16
184
5
1
10
19
1
17
7
1
40
1
12
8
1
1
14
62
2
1
1
5
14
2
1
13
1
23
4
955
7
8
4
2
1
1
1
1
5
1
9
3
72
294
699
33
1
1
18
58
3
132
21
6
2
108
2
483
1
101
40
28
10
2
24
20
61
18
6
3
3
129
1
36
32
1
3
1
16
3
1
1
1
20
1
657
3
1
1
10
1
1
1
7
17
11
1
8
11
71
10
8
12
1
1
30
1
1
1
5
48
2
1
1
511
78
1
1
2
1
1
4
4
1
1
2
2
129
1
4
1
75
29
1
1
1
10
7
5
1
20
11
3
11
1
9
1
8
5
1
94
1
1
80
2
60
3
6
342
1
1
1
1
168
3
9
4
7
1
7
25
8
6
2
1
366
25
19
1427
10
1
1
31
1
2
1
61
5
1
1
2
49
1222
2
18
1
1
2
86
92
2
1
330
4
2
1
1
27
1
24
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
79
5
116
94
4
58
1244
1
2
1
1
295
5
5
1
72
1
1
331
1
11
18
1
5
1
5
1
1
1
72
7192
1
9
2
1
23
4
34
1
62
8
2
106
2
2
11
8
86
78
3
3
11
62
14
1
13
1
8
9
3
59
3
4
34
3
67
129
1
16
7
694
38
1
1
94
9
5
14
2
4
2
2
10
1
14
4
1
20
1
41
6
1
1
1
75
3
1
2
9
120
31
50
2
3
23
2
1
20
4
11
2
1
95
40
4
4
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
2
2
4
111
2
3
1
226
4
1
17
1
2
1
19
4
3
3
2
4
1
30
1
2
1
30
2
1
144
4
41
56
5
1
1
1
10
6
1
132
2
7
1
2
10
1
67
1
3
1
2
1
1
106
1
1
9
718
1
2
1
5
2
1
515
1
2
1
1
1
6
1
1

Regional designations