Communicating Biodiversity and Climate Change

Posted on 11/08/2017

Biodiversity and climate change are linked: climate change threatens Ontario’s biodiversity, while biodiversity improves Ontario’s resilience and adaptability to a changing climate. In order to protect and preserve our existing biodiversity while encouraging sustainable production and growth, we need to find ways to encourage meaningful action in varying contexts. There are, significant challenges to communicating […]

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Conserving Biodiversity: A Public Health Imperative

Posted on 07/06/2017

EcoHealth Ontario, a working group of the Ontario Biodiversity Council, wrote a report that summarizes the linkages between biodiversity and human health. This report states that new knowledge and research may be used to protect and promote the well-being of current and future generations of Ontarians. Click here to view the full PDF on the […]

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#NatureForAll and OBC

Posted on 06/29/2017

The Ontario Biodiversity Council is a proud supporter of the #NatureForAll campaign to inspire and empower people to value and protect biodiversity.  As part of its efforts to Engage People, Council will work with government, industry, schools, Indigenous communities and conservation organizations to raise awareness about the importance and value of Ontario’s biodiversity and how […]

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Posted on 05/19/2017

OBC believes that protecting and restoring Ontario’s biodiversity is the best solution to the challenges created by our changing climate.  Flooding and drought, carbon storage, water and air quality and the health and prosperity of our communities are linked to both biodiversity and climate change.  But often, these two issues are dealt with separately.  OBC […]

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OBC’s Strategic Agenda

Posted on 05/02/2017

The diversity of life is our best defence in a world with a rapidly changing climate. The results of the State of Ontario’s Biodiversity 2015 report showed that progress is being made to conserve biodiversity, but, that more needs to be done – especially to enhance resilience of our ecosystems.  Council’s new Strategic Agenda will guide […]

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OBC at COP 13

Posted on 11/30/2016

The Ontario Biodiversity Council was proud to attend COP 13, the Conference of the Parties in Cancun, Mexico in December 2016.  It is the highest governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity.  OBC was there to share Ontario’s unique model for conserving biodiversity and the work of Council including the Ontario Biodiversity Strategy, reporting on the […]

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Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

Posted on 04/17/2016

The Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter aims to get children outside to discover the wonders of nature. Research shows that kids who spend regular time outside are happier and healthier. Kids connected to nature grow up caring for the Earth and helping to conserve biodiversity. You can promote the charter in your community and help improve […]

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The 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit took place in Niagara Falls, Ontario in May 2015.  It connected people from across the province and around the world to talk about, celebrate and take action to protect biodiversity.

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Are you treading lightly on our planet? How many planets would we need if everybody lived like you? The Ontario Biodiversity Council and the Global Footprint Network have developed an online calculator to help Ontario residents see how their own habits impact our planet’s resources. Go to the Global Footprint Network Calculator and choose Ontario […]

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Big Biodiversity Questions

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One of the goals of the Ontario Biodiversity Strategy is to improve knowledge. So what are Ontario’s big biodiversity questions? These are science and research questions that if answered, could guide future policies and have a huge impact on conservation efforts. The process to determine these questions kicked off in spring 2015 and the final […]

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