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Federal

Parks Canada’s long-term goal is to establish at least one national park in each of Canada’s terrestrial regions. The system, which is 77 percent complete, represents the diversity of natural regions and landscapes in Canada. Forty-six national parks represent 30 of Canada’s 39 terrestrial regions, and protect approximately 328,198 square kilometres of Canada’s lands.
The purpose of this dataset is to identify the 39 terrestrial regions of Canada including whether or not they are presently represented by a national park.

Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 14, 2020
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  national parks, system of national parks, terrestrial regions, landscapes, natural regions
Federal

This dataset contains area-based management measures that constitute 'other effective area-based conservation measures' ('other measures') according to DFO's Operational Guidance for Identifying ‘Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures’ in Canada’s Marine Environment. It also contains basic information about these ‘other measures’, specifically their names, size, objectives, associated prohibitions, and DFO region. The identification of existing, and establishment of new, 'other measures' is an important element of Canada’s strategy to meet its marine conservation targets to protect 5 percent of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10 percent by 2020. 'Other measures' will be evaluated regularly, taking the most recent available information into account.

Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2019
Date Published: May 29, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: SHP KML FGDB/GDB ESRI REST
Keywords:  Marine Refuges, Marine conservation areas, Conservation, Conservation areas, Fisheries management, Fisheries, Fisheries resources
Federal

The purpose of this feature class is to show areas that are National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs). Parks Canada is responsible to protect NMCAs and to manage them for visitors to understand, appreciate, and enjoy in a sustainable manner. (See http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/amnc-nmca/intro_e.asp) for more information on NMCAs. This POLYGON layer is structured to store attributes for NMCAs that consist of multiple components.

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2015
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: WMS SHP FGDB/GDB ESRI REST
Keywords:  Canada, National Marine Conservation Area, Conservation areas, Ecology, Geographic data, Marine conservation areas, Parks
Federal

Marine protected areas (MPA) are one among a number of spatial management tools that contribute to the improved health, integrity and productivity of our marine ecosystems and help advance integrated ocean management. As planning Canada’s marine protected area network moves forward, the locations of future Oceans Act Marine Protected Areas will be selected based on a systematic and collaborative approach described in the National Framework for Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas (2011). Currently, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a number of Marine Protected Areas designated under the Oceans Act and Areas of Interest for new Marine Protected Areas at various stages of progress towards designation. These areas are ecologically significant, with species and/or properties that require special management consideration.

Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2019
Date Published: Mar. 20, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: SHP KML FGDB/GDB ESRI REST
Keywords:  Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents, SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount, Musquash Estuary, Basin Head, The Gully, Gilbert Bay
Federal

A map showing the locations, extents and names of National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas in Canada.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2007
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF other
Keywords:  geographical maps
Federal

The purpose of Bird Conservation Regions strategies is to summarize the important issues and to recommend the actions required to conserve populations of birds in Canada. The Bird Conservation Regions (BCR) used as the basis for our planning units are based on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s internationally-accepted Level III ecoregions. We have adopted Marine Biogeographic Units as the planning units for marine birds. The data presented here have three main functions: to provide a consistent national approach to planning for bird conservation in Canada; to streamline the planning process; and to provide sufficient guidance to allow the development of detailed implementation plans and to support on-the-ground conservation efforts.

Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2017
Date Published: Jun. 1, 2017
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Bird Conservation Regions; Priority Bird Species; Habitat; Species at Risk; Biodiversity, Migratory birds
Federal

The spatial planning framework for Canada's national network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is comprised of 13 ecologically defined bioregions that cover Canada's oceans and the Great Lakes. Note that the geographic boundaries for the bioregions are fuzzy and may change based on ecosystemic conditions. Detailed descriptions and discussions on the federal network of marine bioregions can be found in:

  • DFO. 2009.
Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2019
Date Published: Feb. 23, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: FGDB/GDB ESRI REST
Keywords:  Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Canada, Marine conservation areas, Integrated management, Aquatic ecosystems, Marine heritage
Federal

The purpose of Bird Conservation Regions strategies is to summarize the important issues and to recommend the actions required to conserve populations of birds in Canada. The Bird Conservation Regions (BCR) used as the basis for our planning units are based on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s internationally-accepted Level III ecoregions. We have adopted Marine Biogeographic Units as the planning units for marine birds. The data presented here have three main functions: to provide a consistent national approach to planning for bird conservation in Canada; to streamline the planning process; and to provide sufficient guidance to allow the development of detailed implementation plans and to support on-the-ground conservation efforts.

Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2017
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  Bird Conservation Regions; Priority Bird Species; Habitat; Species at Risk; Biodiversity; Migratory birds
Federal

The purpose of Bird Conservation Regions strategies is to summarize the important issues and to recommend the actions required to conserve populations of birds in Canada. The Bird Conservation Regions (BCR) used as the basis for our planning units are based on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s internationally-accepted Level III ecoregions. We have adopted Marine Biogeographic Units as the planning units for marine birds. The data presented here have three main functions: to provide a consistent national approach to planning for bird conservation in Canada; to streamline the planning process; and to provide sufficient guidance to allow the development of detailed implementation plans and to support on-the-ground conservation efforts.

Last Updated: Sep. 5, 2017
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  Bird Conservation Regions; Priority Bird Species; Habitat; Species at Risk; Biodiversity; Migratory birds
Federal

The purpose of Bird Conservation Regions strategies is to summarize the important issues and to recommend the actions required to conserve populations of birds in Canada. The Bird Conservation Regions (BCR) used as the basis for our planning units are based on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s internationally-accepted Level III ecoregions. We have adopted Marine Biogeographic Units as the planning units for marine birds. The data presented here have three main functions: to provide a consistent national approach to planning for bird conservation in Canada; to streamline the planning process; and to provide sufficient guidance to allow the development of detailed implementation plans and to support on-the-ground conservation efforts.

Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2017
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML CSV
Keywords:  Bird Conservation Regions; Priority Bird Species; Habitat; Species at Risk; Biodiversity; Migratory birds
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