Canada Launches Consultation on National Biodiversity Strategy

The Government of Canada has initiated a public consultation to inform the development of a national Biodiversity Strategy. There are several opportunities for Canadians to provide comments and perspectives to shape the strategy, including participating in an online survey that will remain open until July 14th, 2023, and engaging in events and platforms organized by the government in collaboration with partners and stakeholders over the spring and summer of 2023. During the National Biodiversity Symposium on May 15th, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault called for a “whole of government, whole of society approach” and new legislation to meet the government’s goal to protect thirty percent of Canada’s lands and waters by 2030.