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Proportion of marine and coastal areas conserved
Conserve 25% of Canada’s oceans by 2025, working towards 30% by 2030
This indicator measures the proportion of Canada’s marine area that is conserved. Conserved areas are lands and waters where human use is limited. They include protected areas as well as other effective area-based conservation measures. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
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The area conserved is estimated by means of a geographical analysis based on reported boundaries, accounting for overlaps. (ECCC)
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Land and/or water access and use within protected areas are controlled primarily for the purpose of conserving nature (for example, a park, a conservation area or a wildlife reserve). Other effective area-based conservation measures are also managed over the long term in ways that result in the effective conservation of biodiversity. However, they might have been established for other purposes.