Biodiversity Beyond Ontario


This is the website of the federal, provincial and territorial working group on biodiversity. It profiles biodiversity information, news and events. This website reflects the shared responsibility for biodiversity in Canada and the commitment of federal, provincial and territorial governments to achieve the goals and objectives of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity through a collaborative approach.  Visit the website for more information.

Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council

The Council aims to help Canada achieve its biodiversity conservation objectives by assisting Canadian businesses that are prepared to show leadership in biodiversity conservation through managing their facilities and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.  Visit the Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council website for more information.

Biodiversity BC

A Biodiversity BC steering committee was formed in 2005 to develop the provincial biodiversity strategy. The committee comprises representatives of conservation non-government organizations (NGOs) and the provincial, federal, and local governments. The scope of the strategy includes the full range of land and freshwater biodiversity in B.C., including species such as salmon and seabirds that also spend time in the ocean environment. The intent of the strategy is to provide a roadmap of priorities for NGOs, industry, governments including First Nations, and everyone else with an interest in conserving B.C.’s diverse natural wealth. Visit the Biodiversity BC website to learn more about biodiversity conservation in British Columbia.

California Biodiversity Council

The California Biodiversity Council (CBC) was formed in 1991 to improve coordination and cooperation between the various resource management and environmental protection organizations at federal, state, and local levels. Strengthening ties between local communities and governments has been a focus of the Council by way of promoting strong local leadership and encouraging comprehensive solutions to regional issues. Vist the California Biodiversity Council website for more information.

New York State Biodiversity Research Institute

Created in 1993 by the New York State Legislature, the New York State Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) is a unique state organization devoted to the understanding and stewardship of the state’s biodiversity. BRI is a partnership among key state agencies, conservation groups, and environmental leaders from throughout the state. Visit their website for more information.

Washington State Biodiversity Council

The Washington State Biodiversity Council operated from 2004-2010.   Information about the Washington State Biodiversity Strategy and projects of the council are available at:

The Yorkshire & Humber Biodiversity Forum

The Yorkshire and Humber Biodiversity Forum is an association of organisations committed to supporting biodiversity through action for sustainable development and to promoting partnerships with regional and local agencies, organisations, industries and groups. It aims to provide valuable advice and information on biodiversity issues and to establish close working relationships with key regional organisations. Learn more about the YHBF on their website.

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