Biodiversity Facts

More than 2,000 tropical forest plants have been identified as having anti-cancer properties even though less than one percent has been analyzed for their medicinal value.

The boreal forest is Canada's largest biome, occupying 35 per cent of the total Canadian land area and 77 per cent of Canada's total forest land, roughly 310 million hectares.

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Reg Melanson
Executive Director, Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council
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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.