© Alexandre Campeau-Vallee duck

BIOPOLIS

Biopolis is WWF-Canada’s urban biodiversity hub. Promoting research, solutions and best practices to protect and enhance urban biodiversity in Canada.

About Biopolis

Biopolis is a dynamic reference tool that stimulates innovative ideas and initiatives by bringing citizens, scientific and corporate communities and experts working in urban biodiversity together to share knowledge and expertise. Through the Biopolis platform, WWF-Canada promotes research, effective solutions and best practices to protect and increase the value of urban biodiversity in Québec.

Are you the leader of a project that benefits nature in your city? We want to hear about it as we continue to look for new, inspiring biodiversity projects across the Québec province to feature on Biopolis!

© Jonathan Rose Pepiniere Outremont

Get Started

Want to create a project that benefits urban biodiversity in your own city? Here are some step-by-step tips to help you get started.

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Submit a Project

Are you working on a project that benefits biodiversity? We’d love to hear about it. Submit your project to be featured on our website.

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Meet Our Bioneers

Learn more about the community of individuals who are advancing urban biodiversity in Canada, inspiring research and innovative practices through their Biopolis projects.

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© Frank Parhizgar / WWF-Canada Monarch butterfly on Echinacea flowers, Ontario, Canada

Biopolis' History

Biopolis is a dynamic and evolving reference tool that adapts to current issues and needs identified by stakeholders working to enhance urban biodiversity. The process that led to the creation of an urban biodiversity hub in Montreal began in 2012. In 2015, WWF-Canada and Concertation Montréal, with the help of an advisory committee, finalized the vision, the mission and the identity of the hub, known today as Biopolis.

Montreal was the first city to have its projects and expertise celebrated on Biopolis. The program expanded to have a provincial reach in 2020. With the help of our bioneers, we are now mapping urban biodiversity projects across Québec.