Biodiversity Facts

Estimates for the total number of species on the planet range from three million to 100 million, though most generally accepted estimates are between five and 20 million.

There are an estimated 140,000 species living in Canada of which only about half have been identified and named. Over one fifth of all species in Canada are insects.

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United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

The world is now on a path to building a future of living in harmony with nature. The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity will serve to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Targets as the basis for halting and eventually reversing the loss of biodiversity, and promote its overall vision of living in harmony with nature.