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.

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.

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Events


November 11 - 13, 2015
2015 CBD Business Forum
Helsinki, Finland

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.