Table 4.2
Total terrestrial protected areas by province and territory, 2005

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Total terrestrial protected areas by province and territory, 2005
  Protected areas 1 Area protected 2 Amount of land 3 Percentage of land protected 4
  number square kilometres percent
Canada 8,475 855,973 9,093,507 9.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 63 18,383 373,872 4.9
Prince Edward Island 184 161 5,660 2.8
Nova Scotia 75 4,557 53,338 8.5
New Brunswick 106 2,321 71,450 3.2
Quebec 5 1,096 75,652 1,365,128 5.5
Ontario 6 666 94,614 917,741 10.3
Manitoba 7 122 42,755 553,556 7.7
Saskatchewan 4,608 53,375 591,670 9.0
Alberta 537 82,501 642,317 12.8
British Columbia 948 120,882 925,186 13.1
Yukon 24 52,348 474,391 11.0
Northwest Territories 19 94,894 1,183,085 8.0
Nunavut 27 213,530 1,936,113 11.0
1.
Includes protected areas administered federally, provincially and territorially, as well as Aboriginal or privately held conservation lands that are recognized by protected area agencies as being part of their network.
2.
Includes a number of terrestrial protected areas that have a marine component totalling 28,995 km2.
3.
Includes only land area. For example, when freshwater is included, the total area of the country is 9,984,670 km2.
4.
Percent of land protected differs from the Canadian Protected Areas Status because only land area (not land and water) was used as referenced below.
5.
Includes the terrestrial portion of Environment Canada's 28 Migratory Bird Sanctuaries that are found in Quebec, and the marine portion of these Sanctuaries (431 km2).
6.
Includes 19 sites or 322 km2 of National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries that are located in Ontario and administered by Environment Canada.
7.
Excludes National Wildlife Area properties administered by Environment Canada, and 1,682 km2 of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration pastures administered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Source(s):
Government of Canada, 2007, Canadian Protected Areas Status Report 2000-2005, www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/publications/habitat/cpa-apc/index_e.cfm , (accessed January 8, 2009). Statistics Canada, 2005, Land and freshwater area, by province and territory area, www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/phys01-eng.htm (accessed January 8, 2009). Statistics Canada, Environmental Accounts and Statistics Division, 2008, special tabulation.
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