The word biodiversity is short for biological diversity, which refers to the variety of all living things, as well as the ecosystems and natural processes that support them. The diversity of life is important and worthy of protection for many reasons, including it’s ecological, economic, cultural, scientific, aesthetic, and intrinsic values. Recognizing the importance of biodiversity, the province of New Brunswick has a provincial strategy that focuses on conserving biodiversity and using biological resources in a sustainable manner (click here to view strategy and learn more about biodiversity). The provincial strategy feeds in to the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy that was established in support of Canada’s obligations to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which provides a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, for the 2011-2020 period.
Nature NB and Biodiversity
Conserving biodiversity for future generation is that core of Nature NB’s mandate to celebrate, conserve and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage. We achieve this by educating young and old about the importance of our unique landscape and the wildlife that inhabit it, working with local and provincial partners to protect species at risk and offering New Brunswickers the opportunity to participate in national and provincial citizen science initiatives.
A collaborative effort
We are proud to be a part of the New Brunswick Environmental Network’s (NBEN) Collaborative Effort on Biodiversity in New Brunswick, working and collaborating with citizens, other environmental groups, government, academics, and businesses concerned with the conservation and stewardship of biodiversity in our province. We also worked on Team Bio Communications to create the ‘Live Wild: Together for New Brunswick Biodiversity’ logo seen here to help bring awareness to this collaborative effort. For more information about the collaborative and the logo, click here.