Variety of genes, species and ecosystems that keep the living world healthy.


Services and information

The importance of biodiversity

Why biodiversity matters, goals and targets, species, medical use.

Biodiversity in Canada's parks

Species richness in Canada’s parks.

Invasive species

Protection, prevention, forests, aquatics, firewood, ships.


Explore biodiversity, interactive kits.

Forest ecosystem impacts

Impact, insects, disease, forest ecosystem.

Trees, insects and diseases of Canada’s forests

Database, forests, 200 native trees/shrubs, 300 insects, 200 diseases.

Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility

Species bank, species access network, taxonomy.

Monitoring biodiversity with remote sensing

Remote sensing technology, biodiversity data.

The Biosphere

Environment museum in Montreal.

Access and benefit-sharing

Medicines, genetic resources, conserving, sharing, commercialization.

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