I have 73 polygons of Protected Areas, and I want to merge this into one single feature of protected areas and calculate area total of all of them, I tried using the merge tool, but I keep getting the output with all 73 polygons and attribute table fields.
I also tried doing the merge with the Edit tool, but it tells me to add the merged feature into one of the protected area polygons and doesn't let me calculate geometry.
These are my protected areas
And I want to have just one field that contains them all
Any direction in how to do this?