Biodiversity Publications

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How Canadians Value Nature
The framework focuses on the likely quantification and monitoring requirements and issues for conversion to grasslands offset projects in the Norfolk County area of southern Ontario.
Image of the cover of the 2012 Canadian NatureSurvey report.
The Canadian Nature Survey 2012 was developed through the active collaboration of all of Canada’s Federal, Provincial, and Territorial government departments that are responsible for managing natural resources, wildlife, land use, nature and biodiversity conservation. Through this survey, our shared goal is to learn about Canadians’ nature-related activities, which include recreation, leisure, education, and conservation, as well as hunting, trapping, and fishing for personal use.
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The Ecosystem Services Toolkit is a technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis that offers practical, step-by-step guidance for governments at all levels, as well as for consultants and researchers. The approach is fully interdisciplinary, integrating biophysical sciences, social sciences, economics, and traditional and practitioner knowledge.
Cover of Canadian Biodiversity Strategy
The Canadian Biodiversity Strategy reaffirms that, in Canada, governments must create the policy and research conditions that will lead to the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of biological resources. The provincial, territorial and federal governments, in cooperation with stakeholders and members of the public, will pursue the implementation of the strategic directions contained in the Strategy, in accordance with their policies, plans, priorities and fiscal capabilities.