Biodiversity Facts

The Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty created at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 to conserve diversity, sustain biological use, and make sure benefits are shared equally.

Approximately 40 per cent of Canada's landmass and freshwater is north of 60 degrees North latitude.

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Reg Melanson
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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.