Welcome to biodivcanada.ca

What is Biodiversity?

What is Biodiversity?

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010

Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010

Caring for Canada's Biodiversity

Caring for Canada's Biodiversity

Canadian Nature Survey

Canadian Nature Survey

Helping protect Canada's biodiversity, while encouraging the sustainable use of our biological resources, is a responsibility that all Canadians can share. With our population of more than 34 million people, we can play a role in preserving the immense natural wealth and valuable ecosystems from which we draw significant social, economic and environmental benefits. Bordered by three oceans, the second-largest nation in the world, Canada is rich in biodiversity, and we depend on it for our survival.

We invite you to celebrate the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) and to explore this website. Learn about our country's biodiversity and actions Canada is taking to conserve our biological resources.

Partnering in biodiversity

This is the website of the federal, provincial and territorial working group on biodiversity. It profiles biodiversity information, news and events. This website reflects the shared responsibility for biodiversity in Canada and the commitment of federal, provincial and territorial governments to achieve the goals and objectives of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity through a collaborative approach. This site also serves as Canada's national biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism.

Canada adopts national Biodiversity Goals and Targets for 2020

February 2015 – Canada has adopted national biodiversity goals and targets for 2020. The goals and targets were developed collaboratively by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments and benefitted from input provided by Aboriginal organizations and stakeholders. The goals and targets will guide further action by all on the conservation and sustainable use of living resources in Canada and provide the basis for measuring and reporting on progress. Canada’s national goals and targets complement the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy and the Biodiversity Outcomes Framework, as well as numerous provincial and territorial biodiversity strategies and plans, and support the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by Canada and other Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

More information on the goals and targets...

Canada’s 5th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity available online

Canada’s 5th National Report to the CBD is available. The report provides an update on the status of biodiversity in Canada and profiles significant actions taken since Canada's last report.

More information on Canada’s 5th National Report…

2012 Canadian Nature Survey report now available

In 2012 and 2013 thousands of Canadians participated in a new Canadian Nature Survey. The report on the results is now available on the Canadian Nature Survey page.