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A 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.
Protected 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.
National Wildlife Areas consist of land or water areas set aside to protect essential wildlife habitats. The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada establishes and manages these areas to conserve essential wildlife habitats.
National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas form a countrywide network of areas set aside by Canada for their great natural interest. They are protected for public understanding, enjoyment and appreciation.
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries are areas set aside by the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment Canada to protect migratory birds. The sanctuaries include a range of habitat types, such as terrestrial, wetland and marine.
Approximately 7.6% of Canada's forest land is located in protected areas. Over 95% of protected forests are totally protected and the rest reflect degrees of human intervention such as logging, mining and agriculture. This map shows all the protected areas in Canada.
Contained within the 3rd Edition (1957) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the location and/or extent of National Parks, Provincial Parks, National Reserves and Preserves, Provincial Reserves and Preserves, as well as bird sanctuaries which are denoted as being federally maintained or maintained by other parties (usually private or municipal), circa 1958. The National and Provincial Parks are areas retained in their natural state for public use. Within them, extractive industries are generally prohibited and hunting and fishing are either prohibited or closely regulated. National and Provincial Reserves and Preserves are set aside for the protection of game.
Includes: * National Parks * National Marine Conservation Areas * heritage canals * National Wildlife Areas * Other Federal Protected areas This dataset is provided by the federal government, and may not include all Federal protected lands.
Fire management agreements divide land into 4 areas: * Crown Protection Area (CPA): The Crown is responsible for responding to all fires in the CPA * Municipal Protection Area (MPA): The municipality is responsible for responding in the MPA * Federal Protection Area (FPA): The federal government is responsible for responding in the FPA * Northern Fire Protection Area (NFPA): The local fire department (mostly in unorganized areas) is responsible for responding to all incidents and the suppression of fires in the NFPA *[CPA]: Crown Protection Area *[FPA]: Federal Protection Area *[NFPA]: Northern Fire Protection Area *[MPA]: Municipal Protection Area
Public administration includes employment at the three levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal. The map shows the difference between the actual employment in provincial employment and the expected level, based on the city's population.