How Much Do You Know About Biological Diversity in Canada?

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How Much Do You Know About Biological Diversity in Canada?
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Located amid an upwelling of nutrient-rich waters in the Pacific Ocean, the Scott Islands archipelago provides essential habitat for millions of birds, including half the world’s population of Cassin’s auklets.
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Spanning the North American continent east to west, and from the Great Lakes north to the top of the world, Canada is one of the largest countries and has the longest shoreline on Earth. Its lands and oceans include wetlands, peatlands, and forest; the icy waters of the Arctic; deep-water trenches off the west coast that host unique methane-based plants and animals; and Atlantic coast whale migration routes that connect waters off Florida in the southeastern U.S. to the Hudson Bay.

Together, Canada’s crown lands and those of Indigenous communities account for 20% of the world’s freshwater and 25% of its wetlands. And the “Amazon of the North,” as the boreal forest is known, provides a carbon sink that helps keep the global climate temperate.

Take this quiz to learn more about the unique biodiversity found within Canada and why it is so important to protect the lands, watersheds, and oceans that support it.

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Canada has the world’s longest shoreline, one that borders the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. The country also has a diverse population, many parts of which have centuries-old traditions centered around life by the sea. In part due to these factors, the country is creating a culturally inclusive approach to marine protection that could serve as a model for other nations that serve such a wide range of stakeholders.