Biodiversity Facts

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.

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.

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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.