Canada, North America

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Number of Protected areas

7,642

59

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 7
For National designations 3
TOTAL 10

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

10.36%

coverage

1,031,231 km2

Land Area Protected

9,955,033 km2

Total Land Area

32.91%

with management effectiveness evaluation

339,370.0 km2

Area Assessed

Area marine

2.9%

coverage

165,311 km2

Marine Area Protected

5,698,083 km2

Total Marine Area

4.74%

with management effectiveness evaluation

7,843.0 km2

Area Assessed

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.

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
495 6.48
269 3.52
1725 22.57
574 7.51
2984 39.05
142 1.86
1187 15.53
168 2.2
26 0.34
72 0.94

Governance types

National designations

95

Categories Count
5
26
8
6
2
30
644
79
2
63
4
6
121
131
1
44
208
627
2
1
1
8
1
482
2
82
104
34
3
295
16
52
2
3
13
1
16
5
6
9
1
4
4
156
52
2
16
1
22
1
8
27
3
64
2413
1
46
112
31
2
1
1
55
7
184
3
1
3
1
16
72
210
80
14
9
5
70
123
27
3
120
1
39
1
191
1
63
3
1
3
14
11
130
1
4

Regional designations

0

Categories Count