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Arts Community

Biodiversity-themed artistic expression explores, critiques, and celebrates cultural experience of the natural environment.

Some of Canada's most famed literary and artistic endeavours, including visual and performing arts, films and television programs about nature, and numerous others share a foundation in human celebration of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

Biodiversity Buzz

Have you made an artistic contribution to Canada's social and cultural awareness of issues surrounding biodiversity? Do you have related goals for the UN Decade on Biodiversity and beyond? If so, we want to hear them. Share your story.


Painting a New World is a non-profit organization founded by Agnes and Andre Chatelain. They have designed an art project called "The Gift of Art" in Canadian schools which engages students by using murals as a medium for expression and fundraising. The yearly themes are based on United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) 2011-2020.