The Canadian Biodiversity Web Site was developed by the Redpath Museum at the University of McGill in Montreal. A wide range of information is provided on biodiversity theory, patterns of biodiversity, conservation issues, legislation and links.
The Canadian Museum of Nature established the Canadian Centre for Biodiversity in 1991. Its purpose is to bring together Nature's expertise and experience in systematics research and education to help resolve issues related to biodiversity and conservation, and, in national and international contexts, to act as a central focus for biodiversity information and collaboration efforts. A recent project was the Frenchman River Biodiversity Project based in southwestern Saskatchewan, as a joint iniative with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. In its role of catalysing and coordinating Canadian research, the CCB hosts the Secretariat of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods).
The Biodiversity Research Centre is located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a public museum dedicated to enhancing understanding and appreciation of biodiversity, and making the research conducted by the scientists of UBC's Biodiversity Research Centre accessible to the public.
The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario is a recently opened research facility located at the University of Guelph.
NatureServe Explorer is an authoritative source for information on more than 60,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. Search their database for species or ecological communities and systems.
Canada's Plant Germplasm System is a network of centres and people dedicated to preserving the genetic diversity of crop plants, their wild relatives and plants present and unique in Canada's biodiversity. The system plays a significant part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's commitment to the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy in response to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada appointed the first Plant Gene Resources officer, and established Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC) in 1970. In 1998, it was relocated to a modern facility in Saskatoon. PGRC's seed gene bank, as part of the Saskatoon Research Centre coordinates Canada's germplasm system and is the main repository for seed.
The Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC) is committed to the conservation of biological diversity by being the provincial clearinghouse for threatened and endangered species information. Its purpose is to serve the Saskatchewan public by gathering, interpreting and distributing standardized information on the ecological status of provincial wild species and communities.
The SKCDC was formed as a co-operative venture between the Province of Saskatchewan, The Nature Conservancy (U.S.A.) and The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Currently, it resides in the Fish & Wildlife Branch of Saskatchewan Environment.