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TitlePercentage of Ecoregion Protected / Pourcentage de superficie protégée des écorégions
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AuthorAtlas of Canada
SourceAtlas of Canada Reference Outline Map Series 6374, 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; ecology; protected areas
Released2010 12 31
AbstractProtected areas are defined as legally established areas, both land and water, that are regulated and managed for conservation objectives. They include parks, wildlife and forest reserves, wilderness and other areas designated through federal, provincial, and territorial legislations. While there are over 3500 of these protected areas, there are approximately 800 areas that are larger than 1000 hectares. These areas capture over 98% of the total area protected in Canada. While there are more protected areas in southern Canada, these are generally small compared with the few, but very large, protected areas in Canadas North. Note that smaller protected areas (that is, less than 1000 hectares) and private protected areas, although important, are not included in this analysis. Map depicts the area protected for each of the 194 Ecoregions of Canada as a percentage of the total area of the ecoregion.
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 ID300975