Biodiversity Facts

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

Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the largest concentrations of seabirds in the world. The Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserve is home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America, and the second largest Leach's storm-petrel colony in the world.

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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.