Guides & Case Studies

Analyzing and interpreting spatial information.

Canada's Terrestrial Protected Areas, 2012

National data layer of permanent and interim protected areas of Canada
Global Forest Watch Canada (GFWC) has created a national protected areas dataset that includes both permanent protected lands and lands with interim protections. Permanent protected lands are largely those areas legally designated by government authority and the designations are considered permanent; for example, National Parks, Provincial Parks, and National Wildlife Areas. Private protected lands are also included although they account for a small percentage of land area compared to government.
The interim lands are those areas that are legally protected, but only for a limited time period...