Biodiversity Facts

Since the arrival of the first European settlers, more than 30 wildlife species have become extinct in Canada.

2010 is International Biodiversity Year and May 22 is biodiversity day.

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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.