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 30% of lands and waters 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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