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"The New Brunswick landscape is a blend of diverse landforms. These include three distinct coastlines, remnants of the northern Appalachian Mountains, steep rivers and sparkling lakes, and the broad valley of the lower St. John River. Associated with this physical diversity is a wealth of biological diversity – the diversity of living things."   New Brunswick Biodiversity Strategy, June 2009

The Collaborative Effort on Biodiversity in New Brunswick is a multi-stakeholder effort to address the protection of biodiversity and species-at-risk. The aim of the collaborative is to work together to enhance stewardship activities on the ground and provide a comprehensive approach to the protection of biodiversity in the province. Involved agencies are diverse; the collaborative brings together citizens’ conservation and environmental groups, federal, provincial, and municipal government, academics and researchers, rural and municipal planners, and businesses to work in a spirit of mutual cooperation. Each agency is encouraged to contribute what it can in whatever way possible. Participants pool resources, expertise, knowledge, and experience and, through building upon each others’ strengths, develop and implement coordinated actions that will benefit all of New Brunswick. The Collaborative Effort on Biodiversity in New Brunswick was formed in November 2010 to support the New Brunswick’s Biodiversity Strategy.

The NBEN brings organizations and agencies together to work on biodiversity through its collaborative effort approach.
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  • Is New Brunswick preserving our fair share?

  • How do we compare with other provinces?  

  • How can we build a case and public support for protected areas?

These questions were discussed during the Protected Areas Workshop: Strategies from Across Canada, Growing Support and Making the Case for New Brunswick. Click here for the report.


What do you think?

 
Why do you love protected areas? Pourquoi aimez-vous les aires protégées?
 
Are we preserving enough in N.B.? Préservons-nous assez au N.-B.?


 
Should NB allow ecotourism in protected areas? Est-ce que le N.-B. devrait permettre l'écotourisme dans les aires protégées?

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Latest Biodiversity Initiatives in New Brunswick

Biodiversity Gardens - École communautaire entrepreneuriale Blanche-Bourgeois

testIn partnership with l'École communautaire Blanche-Bourgeois de Cocagne, the Groupe de développement durable du Pays de Cocagne has built a school ground with corners for relaxation, butterfly and bird habitats as well as vegetable and flower gardens.

For more information on this project visit the website.

 

Trails - EcoParc Cormier-Village

Natural walking trails in Comier-Village

All information concerning this project can be found on the Facebook page at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ecoparc-Cormier-Village/210877812275455

 

Organic Garden - Ecoparc Cormier-Village

Development of the organic gardens of the Eco-Parc

All information concerning this project can be found on the Facebook page at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ecoparc-Cormier-Village/210877812275455

NB Biodiversity Strategy Management Outcomes: Inventory and monitoring, Status assessment, Goal development: Forest, wetland, aquatic and coastal ecosystems,Oversight: Criteria and standards for oversight and regulation of activities that biodiversity, Stewardship

Together for Biodiversity

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Use this logo on your website, in your education materials and share it through social media! 

This biodiversity logo was developed to
  • create awareness of the importance of New Brunswick’s biodiversity
  • build public interest in preserving New Brunswick’s biodiversity
  • demonstrate solidarity and connect efforts to advance biodiversity conservation, stewardship, and education

A  beautiful poster with key messages was also created to help you write media releases and other documents.

Check it out!


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Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
Effort en commun pour la biodiversité au Nouveau-Brunswick