Biodiversity Facts

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.

It has been estimated that 65 per cent of salt marshes in the upper Bay of Fundy have been lost, mostly by dyking and draining for conversion to agriculture since European settlement.

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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.