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TitleProtected Areas through Time / Les aires protégées au fil du temps
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AuthorAtlas of Canada
SourceAtlas of Canada Reference Outline Map Series 6446, 2010, 2 sheets
Year2010
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Edition6
Documentserial
Lang.English; French
Maps2 maps
Map Info.location, 1:7,500,000
ProjectionLambert Conformal Conic Projection (NAD83)
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf; jpg; jp2; xml
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; conservation areas
Released2010 12 31
AbstractA protected area is a geographically defined area that is designated, regulated and managed to achieve specific conservation objectives. Canada has a long history of establishing protected areas. The first such area, Banff National Park, was created in 1885. Although there was a conscious effort to establish policies to protect land and wildlife in the early years after Confederation, networks of protected areas have been created more systematically in more recent decades as a means to set aside areas free from resource-extraction activities. Over time, an increasing diversity of protected-area types has been created: forest reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and ecological reserves, to name but a few. This map illustrates the 1385 protected areas in Canada as of 2007, that are greater than 10 square kilometres and administered by the federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal governments. They are classified according to the year they were established, and together illustrate the progression through time in the growth of Canadas protected areas.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The map was originally published online in the Atlas of Canada, 6th Edition as an interactive digital map derived from a shapefile and mapped online using MapServer, a platform for publishing spatial data to the web. In order to preserve the geographical content of this Edition during its publication from 1999 to 2009 all the maps have been converted from their online interactive form to a raster and made available in PDF and JPEG.
GEOSCAN ID301270