Create and support new protected areas

Parks Canada works with partners to create and manage protected areas. These areas contribute to global targets to protect 25% of lands and waters by 2025, and 30% by 2030. This will help to stop and reverse biodiversity loss and address climate change.


Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area

Canada, Nunavut, and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association agree on a final boundary for Canada’s largest protected area.

National urban parks: conserve and connect, together
Parks Canada is collaborating with partners to protect a network of natural areas in urban centers.
One advisor’s role in creating new National Marine Conservation Areas
Marine Areas Establishment Advisor Diane Blanchard has a unique role in helping create protected areas.
The life-giving forest
Pimachiowin Aki is Canada’s first “mixed” UNESCO World Heritage site, recognized for both its cultural and natural value.

Pathway to Target 1

Planning is underway to conserve Canada’s biodiversity through a variety of different measures, including new parks and protected areas.

Creating new national marine conservation areas

What’s the recipe for a new marine conservation area? A vision, a plan, a community, and years of perseverance.

Creating new national parks

The goal of the National Park System Plan is to represent each of Canada’s 39 natural terrestrial regions.

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