Protected Areas Data
|Jurisdiction||Terrestrial area protected|
|Marine area protected|
|Parks Canada||339 740||12 720||352 460|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service||104 834||19 600||124 434|
|Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||34 945||0||34 945|
|Fisheries and Oceans Canada||0||10 392||10 392|
|National Capital Commission||462||0||462|
|Grand total||469 112||42 671||511 784|
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Note: Entries represent the total area protected by each federal jurisdiction, accounting for any overlaps that may exist. This correction is made to avoid double-counting areas that benefit from more than one mechanism of protection. Similarly, the federal total accounts for jointly protected areas and therefore the total federal protected area is less than the sum of federal jurisdictions. No correction has been made for overlap between terrestrial and marine polygons resulting from variable definitions of coastlines or mapping artefacts. Areas under shared federal-provincial jurisdiction are included. Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration lands (Community Pastures) are being returned to provincial control and are no longer considered protected by a federal department. Only areas recognized under the international definition of a protected area are included.
Source: Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (2016) Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System (CARTS). Data are current as of December 31, 2015.
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