Canada's Terrestrial Protected Areas (2012), Permanent and Interim

Feb 1, 2013 (Last modified Mar 13, 2013)
Canada Protected Areas based on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, updated to Dec 31, 2012.

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 – usually until land use planning issues, especially with Canada's Aboriginal peoples, are finalized.  This is the first Canada-wide, up-to-date protected areas geospatial dataset that is publicly available containing interim protected areas.
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