The purpose of the 2010 State of Ontario’s Biodiversity report is to inform the public about biodiversity, its benefits, threats, and current condition. This report is meant to be:
- accessible to the public, with a definition and view of biodiversity to which people can relate
- a science-based assessment that is transparent about gaps in knowledge and identifies risks
- mindful of acknowledging the global context and obligation to steward Ontario’s biodiversity
- repeatable, serving as a framework for future reports to assess change over time in a meaningful way
- conservation-oriented: trends and assessment information improve our ability to conserve the biological wealth of Ontario
Two sister documents were also published to supplement the State of Ontario’s Biodiversity 2010 report: Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy Progress Report 2005-2010 and the Province of Ontario Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity Analysis.