As every year, USC Canada supports the IDB and biodiversity through its Run for Biodiversity. This year, the runs are happening at different times, in 7 locations, find one near you!

Province of Newfoundland

  MUN Botanical Garden, 22 May 2014,St. John's, NL
Memorial University of Newfoundland - MUN Botanical Garden celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 on 22 May 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Special Dimensions/exhibits from the Ocean Sciences Centre & Salmonier Nature Park.

Province of Ontario

  Happy International Day for Biological Diversity!
Ontario has an obligation to the world to do its part to help Canada meet international targets for biodiversity protection. In my 2012 Special Report to the Ontario legislature, Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario, I highlighted the need for the Ontario government to take responsibility for biodiversity, to develop a strategic plan to meet the international Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and to act immediately. Read more ->

Province of Quebec

  Nature Days - Les Journées de la nature, 17-22 May 2014 (français ci-dessous)

  The first edition of Nature Days (les Journées de la nature) will be held from May 17-22, 2014 across Quebec. On the program are approximately 70 free and exciting activities that will help Quebeckers discover the parks and natural areas of their communities and learn more about local biodiversity. The Nature Days initiative aims to encourage greater contact with nature and to communicate the importance of preserving biodiversity and high-quality green spaces for the health of our communities. The event concludes on the International Day for Biological Diversity, on which day the David Suzuki Foundation will be organizing a public event in downtown Montreal. More details will follow.

La toute première édition des Journées de la nature aura lieu du 17 au 22 mai 2014, partout au Québec. Au programme, quelques 70 activités hautes en couleur et entièrement gratuites aideront les Québécois de renouer avec la nature et de découvrir la biodiversité de leur région. Les Journées de la nature visent à encourager un plus grand contact avec la nature et à communiquer l’importance de la biodiversité et des espaces verts de qualité pour la santé de nos collectivités. L’événement va conclure le 22 mai, soit la Journée internationale de la diversité biologique, avec un événement organisé au centre-ville de Montréal par la Fondation David Suzuki. Des renseignements plus détaillés suivront bientôt.

  Urban biodiversity, a value to appreciate, City of Montréal various locations
Some of the NGO partners of the Montréal Large Parks Network are undertook educational activities around 22 May to celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity. Some of the information is found on the Large Parks and Greening website, but you can find more on the City of Montréal website, including specific information about Montréal boroughs (such as local IDB celebratory activities).

  Grandes Conférences Espace pour la vie
As part of the Grandes Conférences Espace pour la vie, the Montreal Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium invited members of the public to attend a conference by biologist and filmmaker, Mr. Jean Lemire, who is currently pursuing his 1000 Days for the Planet mission. On the eve of International Day for Biological Diversity, Mr. Lemire, shared some of his most moving experiences and perspectives on the status of biodiversity around the world. Find out more ->

28th Montreal Museums Day / 28e journée des musées montréalais, 25 May 2014

Oudoors, 10h-16h, weather permitting
  • Make Your Own Fossil Replica! / Faites un moulage de fossile en plâtre
  • Solar viewing with the Royal Astronomical Society / Visualisation solaire avec la Société d'Astronomie de Montréal

Dawson Gallery, 2nd floor
  • Dinosaurs of Canada with the Sociéte de la Paléontologie du Québec

Entrance Hall, 1st floor
  • Exhibit highlighting a few campaigns organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, including the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), Green Wave (educating children and youth about biodiversity), the International Day for Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (a Protocol aiming to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have negative effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health).

Redpath Museum Website