North America

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Number of Countries

3

Number of Protected areas

41,718

132

with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100%

Polygons

0%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 11
For National designations 6
For Regional designations 1
TOTAL 18

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

8.79%

coverage

2,264,407 km2

Land Area Protected

19,445,662 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

14.67%

coverage

3,692,762 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 %
1102 2.0
1594 3.0
1766 4.0
2378 5.0
3740 8.0
28556 68.0
1605 3.0
823 1.0
72 0.0
82 0.0

National designations

688

Categories Count
1
72
23
34
5
1
4
1
8
26
1
716
10
1
1
26
1
14
1
6
5
1
30
1
70
1
3
10
38
11
1
13
2
1
1
7
1
1
6
129
1
5
67
8
2
1
1
644
5
2
1
1
2752
1
3
4
5
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
3
4
14
9
1
1
2
2
2
1
11
2
4
78
58
63
37
2
5
43
1
3
1
4
1
1
1
6
1
2
5
33
1
86
14
19
6
3
2
955
12
22
1
1
121
31
1
910
7
1
1
67
1
44
1
3
32
2
1
16
9
208
8
1
1029
627
4
1
5
9
342
1
2
11
1
48
2
2
1
8
3
1
115
17
2
1
21
1
1
1
1
14
2
1
1
61
1
92
8
1
1
700
16
36
7
1
8
1
2
5
1
7192
294
2
2
1
11
1
482
2
14
104
4
130
104
2
17
9
1
2
20
4
1
78
23
34
2
1
8
9
3
1
6
1
2
5
3
1
2
10
1
1
295
1
1
366
9
1
3
16
16
1
10
1
2
52
9
94
1
94
2
1
4
1
1070
1
14
40
3
7
1
3
3
1
2
3
1
74
3
11
3
2
13
1
1
24
1
1
29
1
6
1
3
12
1
1
5
2
1
1
1
1
1
16
2
17
3
16
1
1
4
6
1
2
1
13
3
41
124
3
9
129
1
4
4
1
1
1
58
57
50
11
78
4
2
116
1
101
471
10
1
16
7
12
1
9
2
2
1
1
58
1
156
1
1
1
1
1
6
67
1
1
1
52
1
1
657
6
9
1
1
1
2
4
295
1
16
6
1
4
1
3
7
24
4
160
1
25
8
6
1
4
1
8
7
1
27
1
3
1
34
1
511
4
1
64
5
18
1
1
24
1
1
1
19
330
2
18
5
1
37
1
1
7
1
2413
1
41
6
1
1427
1
1
1
19
1
2
1
46
3
1
1
60
6
1
1
62
1
168
5
1
112
16
4
1
1
49
96
1244
10
1
483
2
12
2
1
31
2
4
10
1
1
102
6
12
1
1
2
1
1
55
1
120
5
1
3
8
7
59
1
2
184
2
1
6
5
1
3
1
23
27
370
20
1
2
9
1
1
2
1
79
9
1
6
3
1
10
1
86
4
461
16
75
78
3
16
1
2
19
5
528
4
72
1
2
1
327
8
3
20
5
80
2
1
14
3
2
1
1
2
9
56
1
209
1
3
4
7
65
2
1
14
4
81
2
27
1
9
2
25
28
1
11
13
96
11
5
1
778
30
4
2
25
7
123
6
71
53
1
27
1
11
4
17
6
132
8
1
61
20
2
1
3
1
60
3
23
2
1
120
3
4
94
6
93
2
39
1
2
7
6
28
2
1
1
17
2
40
1
10
9
1
1
166
7
2
1
25
4
3
18
1
44
1
191
1
62
9
1
3
1
1
63
1
1
2
1
1
1
22
5
1
3
1
3
1
1
1222
4
6
1
1
2
14
1
1
40
4
4
2
1
4
20
1
9
10
3
2
11
130
1
18
2
29
718
1
2
1
1
515
1
3
1
19
1
1
1
2
4
4

Regional designations