From the Database: The Northernmost MPAs

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The following sites are drawn from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), compiled by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. For reference, the North Pole is 90° N, the Equator is 0°, and each full degree of latitude equals 111 km. The longitudinal projection used was WGS84. Information on each of the MPAs is available at www.protectedplanet.net.

1. Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland

  • Northernmost point: 83.730° N
  • Total area: 972,000 km2 / Marine area: 110,600 km2

2. Quttinirpaaq National Park, Canada

  • Northernmost point: 83.151° N
  • Total area: 37,775 km2 / Marine area: 2342 km2

3. Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa / Franz Josef Land Zakaznik, Russia

  • Northernmost point: 82.194° N
  • Total area: 42,000 km2 / Marine area: 26,000 km2

4. Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, Norway

  • Northernmost point: 81.028° N
  • Total area: 55,354 km2 / Marine area: 36,891 km2

5. Nordvest Spitsbergen National Park, Norway

  • Northernmost point: 80.246° N
  • Total area: 9870 km2 / Marine area: 6231 km2