A blue heron in coastal wetlands

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity consultation

A proposed Biodiversity Act for Nova Scotia

Biodiversity legislation is intended to help improve the protection and conservation of our ecosystems, wild animals, and plants. The Biodiversity Act proposes a way to manage and adapt to present and future biodiversity challenges and opportunities.

The Act is intended to provide a toolkit for biodiversity management and sets the stage for future regulations. The Act will help manage risks in flexible and adaptive ways and gives the government authority to act where there are threats or where opportunities for sustainable use of biodiversity exist.

Five regional biodiversity stakeholders sessions were hosted between July 17-July 25 to clarify the Act’s intent and interpretation and seek feedback on priorities for action under the Act. Follow these links to the information package and presentation deck from these sessions.