The SHAPE of nature in Canada

SHAPE stands for species, habitats, actions, policies, and evaluations. Take a look at the topics below, and click to explore our evaluations for each.

Stay tuned for more as we continue to track the science behind the shape of nature in Canada.

Species

Habitats

Actions

Policies

S1

Edge of Extinction

S2

Globally Threatened Species

S3

Species at Risk

S4

Endemic Species

S5

Knowledge of Species

H1

Globally Threatened Ecosystems

H2

Peatlands

Coming Soon

H3

Roads

Coming Soon

A1

Protected & Conserved Areas

Coming Soon

A2

Recovery Plans for Species at Risk

Coming Soon

P1

Biodiversity Laws, Policies & Plans

P2

Provincial & Territorial Species at Risk Laws

Coming Soon

P3

Delays in Protecting Species at Risk

Coming Soon

Species

S1

Edge of Extinction

S2

Globally Threatened Species

S3

Species at Risk

S4

Endemic Species

S5

Knowledge of Species

Habitats

H1

Globally Threatened Ecosystems

H2

Peatlands

Coming Soon

H3

Roads

Coming Soon

Actions

A1

Protected & Conserved Areas

Coming Soon

A2

Recovery Plans for Species at Risk

Coming Soon

Policies

P1

National Biodiversity Policies

P2

Provincial & Territorial Species at Risk Laws

Coming Soon

P3

Delays in Protecting Species at Risk

Coming Soon

One of the challenges of the biodiversity crisis is that there is no single definitive measure to track our progress. We can understand our progress to fight climate change by monitoring the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But there is no one measure for the health of wildlife and ecosystems.