Canada has committed to protecting 25% of its land and freshwater by 2025, on the way to 30% by 2030. It is essential to meet these targets to ultimately protect at least half of Canada, which is necessary to conserve the country’s natural landscapes and unique wildlife. Check out the Resources section for our latest reports and other publications.
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Canada’s Terrestrial Protected and Conserved Areas
Protected areas are the cornerstone of conservation. Canada’s parks and other national, provincial, territorial, and Indigenous protected areas provide many benefits. These benefits include safeguarding biodiversity; providing clean air, fresh water, food, and medicines; mitigating the impacts of floods and droughts, and providing amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. Learn about the different types of protected areas in Canada and Other Effective Conservation Measures (OECMs).
Why are Parks and Protected Areas Important?