Biodiversity matters. We rely on biodiversity, along with healthy ecosystems and the services they provide, for our well-being.

Biodiversity includes all animals, plants, and micro-organisms, where they live, and even their genetic make-up. By collecting rigorous data on species, their habitats, and human footprint, we can support informed land-use planning and resource management.

Who we are

We are your partners in biodiversity monitoring.

We work collaboratively to develop and implement science-based monitoring programs that provide relevant, accessible information to support decision-making.

What we do

Mobilizing biodiversity data to inform better decision-making.

We are committed to advancing the science and application of biodiversity monitoring. We are part of a network of organizations and individuals dedicated to responsible resource management in Canada, now and into the future. 

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We develop and implement a diversity of science-based programs.

We work at broad spatial and temporal scales, bringing a big-picture approach to monitoring ecological systems. We develop and implement large-scale programs to fill knowledge gaps and address high-priority questions. Our work occurs at local, regional, and national levels.

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Together, we work to advance biodiversity monitoring in Canada and around the world.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We work with partners to identify key questions for individual species, habitats, and landscapes and bring together the best available data to address critical biodiversity issues. Our goal is to leverage each other’s strengths while maintaining value-neutral data that will serve the wider community.

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Indigenous partnerships and capacity building are important to us.

We work closely with Indigenous communities to co-develop meaningful and informed programs. Meaningful collaborations with First Nations and Métis communities are essential to our work.