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Canadian Biodiversity Strategy

GOAL 1 - Conservation and Sustainable Use

To conserve biodiversity and use biological resources in a sustainable manner.


Ecological Planning and Management

This section outlines elements that are required to conserve biodiversity and use biological resources in a sustainable manner. To achieve Goal 1, an ecological management approach must be implemented based on:

  1. the maintenance of viable populations of native wild flora and fauna in their natural habitats, ecosystems, landscapes and waterscapes;
  2. the completion of networks of protected areas;
  3. the restoration and rehabilitation of individual species and degraded ecosystems, where practical and where restoration will make a significant contribution to the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of biological resources;
  4. the development and implementation of integrated resource use policies, plans, legislation and programs for agricultural, forested and aquatic areas that support the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of biological resources;
  5. the development and implementation of measures such as policies, plans, legislation and programs to prevent alien and living modified organisms from adversely affecting biodiversity;

    Federal, provincial and territorial governments, in cooperation with members of the public and stakeholders, will pursue the strategic directions set out in the Strategy according to their policies, plans, priorities, and fiscal capabilities.

  6. the development and implementation of measures such as policies, plans, legislation and programs to prevent or reduce human-caused atmospheric changes that threaten biodiversity; and
  7. the development and implementation of measures to reduce the adverse impacts of human population growth and settlement on ecosystems, species and genetic resources.