Sign the Petition to Their Excellencies The Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston


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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is an international legally binding treaty. The convention recognized for the first time in international law that the conservation of biological diversity is "a common concern of humankind" and is an integral part of the sustainable development process. The agreement covers all ecosystems, species, and genetic resources. It links traditional conservation efforts to the economic goal of using biological resources sustainably. It sets principles for the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources, notably those destined for commercial use.

The Convention offers precautionary principles for the concerns of futire generations. It also offers special opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and rural communities to have a voice in planning for their futures and unique lifestyles. Indigenous Peoples and local communities are to have full and effective participation.

Failure to implement these key priorities has resulted in criminalization of human rights and environmental activists without their being fully informed or resourced.

This failure to implement has very negative impacts for persons attempting to assert their rights in unceded Algonquin Nation territory.

Show your support and insist that this legally binding international treaty be properly implemented in Canada immediately.

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