Protected areas by federal jurisdiction
|Jurisdiction||Terrestrial area protected (square kilometres)||Marine area protected (square kilometres)||Total (square kilometres)|
|Parks Canada||338 964||13 723||352 687|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service||104 854||19 616||124 469|
|Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||34 945||0||34 945|
|Fisheries and Oceans Canada||0||12 751||12 751|
|National Capital Commission||462||0||462|
|Correction for overlap among jurisdictions||-10 868||-42||-10 910|
|Grand total||468 357||46 047||514 404|
Note: Terrestrial areas include both land and freshwater. 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 protection mechanism. 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.
Source: Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (2017) Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System (CARTS). Data are current as of December 31, 2016.
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