North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

44,541

42 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

46% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 10
For National designations 4
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 15

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

11.94% coverage

2,321,623 km2 Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2 Total Land Area

Area marine

12.76% 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 %
1295 2.0
1852 4.0
1893 4.0
1475 3.0
5204 11.0
27099 60.0
2330 5.0
3151 7.0
159 0.0
83 0.0

National designations

557

Categories Count
4
107
126
1
48
1
1
32
109
847
7
32
558
76
111
119
9
383
42
11
8
18
189
26
184
1
342
1317
570
2025
2022
478
72
10
628
11
7
52
2
32
1
7
19
3
220
1104
1
56
1549
69
5
2
109
2
156
1
208
265
519
520
63
578
144
17
2
2
6
694
14
1238
31
13
1
2
295
65
70
21
106
460
10
8
144
886
19
14
3
18
1
2
25
46
1
41
3
82
2
880
1117
2
75
129
30
226
31
85
5
4
5
16
1
21
9
97
4138
1778
6
18
22
29
23
13
31
230
111
4
1
3
130
20
14
22
55
387
66
2
146
4
855
2
140
169
403
17
10
19
52
2
724
7
133
3
295
3
1
313
81
1
10
4
5
9
32
85
2
1
2
71
19
22
9
27
18
8
10
3
2
51
3
1
1
1
11
1
1
9
2
19
53
60
20
22
3
47
1
11
30
1
11
19
4
2
68
17
1
3
46
2
68
1
4
1
1
34
46
316
284
6
1
7
8
2
50
1
6
3
16
3
1
3
4
1
1
14
1
6
1
2
9
57
1
3
1
63
1
2
7
4
85
13
1
1
16
14
3
2
1
9
3
1
18
49
19
5
1
50
32
5
82
1
15
1
47
10
22
33
2
32
9
1
18
83
8
113
8
20
1
67
10
2
1
12
4
4
48
4
5
1
13
2
2310
5
10
2
1
3
248
172
28
15
21
30
10
5
1
28
2
3
12
77
16
4
1
2
4
1
1
3
3
1
4
1
8
1
29
2
3
2
3
1
1
2
1
3
6
1
1
2
11
1
1
2
3
4
2
3
21
4
1
2
4
62
17
3
51
9
40
106
26
1
1
1
4
184
1
62
1
2757
18
5
4
3
6
2
1
3
2
1
138
1
12
290
4
6
45
12
6
13
2
3
1
1
6
1
1
3
4
1
15
1
1
8
1
1
13
12
4
1
1
27
1
11
35
27
1
4
7
2
2
2
2
7
2
8
6
3
1
2
1
1
1
3
5
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
4
5
1
4
2
1
4
4
1
1
13
1
3
7
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
12
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
33
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
7
1
1
5
1
17
2
4
1
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
2
1
1
3
1
11
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
129
3
1
1

Regional designations