Canada's conserved areas – Proportion of terrestrial area conserved, by province and territory, Canada

Canada's conserved areas – Proportion of terrestrial area conserved, by province and territory, Canada The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The protected areas indicators report the amount and proportion of Canada's terrestrial (land and freshwater) and marine area that is recognized under the international definition of a protected area as "a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values." Land and/or water access, use and activities within the protected area are controlled, primarily for the purpose of conserving biodiversity, regardless of proprietary designation (for example, park, conservation area or wildlife reserve). The amount of area protected is a measure of human response to the loss of biodiversity and natural habitat. As protected area in Canada increases, more lands and waters are withdrawn from direct human development stresses, thereby contributing to biodiversity conservation and improving the health of ecosystems. In turn, healthy ecosystems provide benefits such as clean water, mitigation of climate change and disease, and improved human health. Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See supplementary documentation for data sources and details on how those data were collected and how the indicator was calculated. Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators - Home page: https://www.canada.ca/environmental-indicators 2019-07-31 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and Environmentenvironmental indicatorsnatureprotected habitatsprotected areasprovinceterritoryarea protectedlandfreshwaterterrestrialconserved areasEcosystemsEnvironmental protectionEnvironmental indicatorsConservationEnvironmentSocietyNature and BiodiversityNature and Biodiversity - HabitatObservation/MeasurementLocation Data table (CSV; 1.08 KB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/canada-conserved-areas/2019/conserved-areas-prov-terr-en.csv Data table (CSV; 1.22 KB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/canada-conserved-areas/2019/conserved-areas-prov-terr-fr.csv Data Sources and MethodsHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/conserved-areas.html#DSM Data Sources and MethodsHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/aires-conservees.html#DSM Canada's conserved areas – EnglishHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/conserved-areas.html#summary-details1 Canada's conserved areas – FrenchHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/aires-conservees.html#summary-details1

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The protected areas indicators report the amount and proportion of Canada's terrestrial (land and freshwater) and marine area that is recognized under the international definition of a protected area as "a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values." Land and/or water access, use and activities within the protected area are controlled, primarily for the purpose of conserving biodiversity, regardless of proprietary designation (for example, park, conservation area or wildlife reserve). The amount of area protected is a measure of human response to the loss of biodiversity and natural habitat. As protected area in Canada increases, more lands and waters are withdrawn from direct human development stresses, thereby contributing to biodiversity conservation and improving the health of ecosystems. In turn, healthy ecosystems provide benefits such as clean water, mitigation of climate change and disease, and improved human health. Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See supplementary documentation for data sources and details on how those data were collected and how the indicator was calculated.

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