Toward a 2030 Biodiversity Strategy for Canada: Halting and reversing nature loss

Nature matters. Canadians depend on biodiverse ecosystems and the services they provide. These include clean air and water, fertile soil, carbon sequestration, and flood and drought mitigation.  Biological diversity—or biodiversity—also contributes to the resilience of species and helps ecosystems adapt to change. It is also clear that green and wild spaces are important for physical and mental health. Canada’s economy, environment, social, and cultural identities are closely interconnected with and dependent upon its biodiversity.