The role of genomics in biodiversity solutions
Environment and Climate Change Canada is leading development of the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy—a shared vision for halting and reversing biodiversity loss in Canada. Genomics can be an integral part of accelerating that vision. Stewardship and monitoring of our biodiversity are leading activities of Genome Canada and the Canadian Genomics Enterprise that can lead to actionable insights for biodiversity conservation. These range from using environmental DNA techniques to monitor land, freshwater, marine and Arctic ecosystems, to working on stewardship of at-risk species in Canada, including critical species such as caribou, bison and the North Atlantic right whale. Adding genomics tools and technologies to the suite of solutions for biodiversity challenges will help protect and adapt healthy ecosystems in Canada and globally in the context of climate change and natural disasters. In July 2023, the Canadian Genomics Enterprise made a submission in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Biodiversity Strategy Consultation.
With collaboration across the Canadian Genomics Enterprise.