feature (id #265a):
Federal Protected Areas

categorytourism and recreation

description — Federal protection designations, including: Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Canadian Wildlife Service), Marine Protected Area (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), National Marine Conservation Area (Parks Canada Agency), National Park of Canada (Parks Canada Agency), and National Wildlife Area (Canadian Wildlife Service).

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feature GIS data — BCMCA does not have permission to share data for this feature (see data custodians).

Marxan metadata — As BCMCA does not use this feature in the analyses, Marxan metadata was not generated for this feature.

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for data layer: Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, National Wildlife Areas

custodian — Canadian Wildlife Service

restrictions — There are restrictions set on BCMCA distributing the raw data and feature data.

for data layer: National Marine Conservation Area Reserves, National Park Reserves

custodian — Parks Canada: Greg MacMillan

restrictions — There are restrictions set on BCMCA distributing the raw data and feature data.

for data layer: Marine Protected Areas

custodian — Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Dwight McCullough, GIS Coordinator, OHEB

restrictions — There are restrictions set on BCMCA distributing the raw data and feature data.

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    • whether you are requesting the feature data or Marxan-ready data
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