The objectives of the BSC are:

  • Promote the discovery, survey, and inventory of Canada’s biological diversity and provide universal access to biodiversity information;
  • Promote the detection, measurement, and monitoring of Canadian biological diversity, and provide science-based advice for sustaining native biodiversity in Canadian ecosystems;
  • Promote the importance of fundamental taxonomic research on Canadian species and provide access to expertise on Canadian biodiversity;
  • Promote awareness of the values and vulnerabilities of Canada’s biological diversity by inspiring, educating, and engaging Canadians.

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