"The New Brunswick landscape is a blend of diverse landforms.
These include three distinct coastlines, remnants of the northern
Appalachian Mountains, steep rivers and sparkling lakes, and the broad
valley of the lower St. John River. Associated with this physical diversity
is a wealth of biological diversity – the diversity of living things."
~ New Brunswick Biodiversity Strategy, June 2009
The Collaborative Effort on Biodiversity in New Brunswick is a multi-stakeholder effort to address the protection of biodiversity and species-at-risk. The aim of the collaborative is to work together to enhance stewardship activities on the ground and provide a comprehensive approach to the protection of biodiversity in the province. Involved agencies are diverse; the collaborative brings together citizens’ conservation and environmental groups, federal, provincial, and municipal government, academics and researchers, rural and municipal planners, and businesses to work in a spirit of mutual cooperation. Each agency is encouraged to contribute what it can in whatever way possible. Participants pool resources, expertise, knowledge, and experience and, through building upon each others’ strengths, develop and implement coordinated actions that will benefit all of New Brunswick. The Collaborative Effort on Biodiversity in New Brunswick was formed in November 2010 to support the New Brunswick’s Biodiversity Strategy.
The NBEN brings organizations and agencies together to work on biodiversity through its collaborative effort approach.