Biodiversity Data Needs Assessment
for Canadian Business


Biodiversity data plays a critical role for many Canadian businesses. Both resource and non-resource based businesses need to understand the status and trends of the ecological features they may affect or use in their operations. A problem faced by many of these businesses is the difficulty in accessing credible data in a timely fashion. This includes current data as well as that from historic sources. This CBBC study is aimed at understanding more clearly the biological data needs of Canadian businesses with a view to identifying deficiencies and improving ways and means to address those needs.

Financial support for this study was provided by Environment Canada, Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership, NatureServe Canada and Vale Canada.