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Canadian Biodiversity Strategy

GOAL 2 - Ecological Management

To improve our understanding of ecosystems and increase our resource management capability.


Considerable effort has been directed at developing an ecological management approach in Canada. In order to conserve biodiversity and use our biological resources in a sustainable manner, we must continue to improve our understanding of ecosystems and our planning and management capabilities.

The focus of Goal 2 is to set directions for enhancing our ecological management capacity by emphasizing management and planning at the landscape and waterscape levels.

Ecological Management -

The management of human activities so that ecosystems, their structure, function, composition, and the physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape them, continue at appropriate temporal and spatial scales. Ecological management is also referred to as ecosystem management or an ecological approach to management.