North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

42,238

132 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

46% 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

9.22% coverage

2,391,122 km2 Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

14.68% 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 %
1123 2.0
1601 3.0
1847 4.0
2353 5.0
4830 11.0
28557 67.0
934 2.0
752 1.0
159 0.0
82 0.0

National designations

684

Categories Count
4
94
106
9
2
3
331
1
2
1
58
67
5
7
16
955
92
108
94
2
11
132
1
778
59
10
4
11
14
129
86
1
657
511
718
11
485
168
2753
72
628
2
10
1029
9
52
3
18
1
471
515
6
910
79
5
27
80
101
2
94
2
156
208
92
18
528
4
330
5
19
483
116
6
17
3
2
6
694
27
6
22
295
2
1
700
40
13
2
67
72
17
106
10
8
144
25
716
78
49
115
16
2
16
3
2
14
61
1
44
3
57
60
1222
12
5
75
129
2
30
30
226
31
85
5
6
370
34
20
48
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
8
72
7
1
8
67
32
1
16
4
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
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
2
1
11
3
7
1
1
2
12
1
1
2
1
4
1
11
5
1
1
1
2
3
3
2
3
18
1
2
63
17
3
51
9
34
111
1
1
1
4
184
3
1
4
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

Regional designations