Before we know where we should be putting our conservation effort, we need to have an understanding of what we have.
The results from Taking Nature’s Pulse: The Status of Biodiversity in British Columbia, a milestone report released in July 9, 2008 and the companion Biodiversity Atlas of BC released in May 2009, provide a context and source of information for taking action to conserve biodiversity in British Columbia.
This information provides a science based foundation from a provincial context which gives us the best available information to assist British Columbians, including The Nature Trust, in making informed choices regarding biodiversity.
The overall message is that biodiversity in BC is still in relatively good shape but vulnerable to deterioration unless we make changes in the way we use and relate to the natural world. To view the 2008 report Taking Nature’s Pulse: The Status of Biodiversity in British Columbia, go to www.biodiversitybc.org.