The city of Montreal continues to play a predominant role in the development and planning of biodiversity both on a local and an international scale. The Biodiversity Co-ordination Sector of the City of Montreal promotes action for the introduction of and integration between sectoral, nature in the city, environment and sustainable development policies. The city is moving ahead with models for planning biodiversity and implementing them across different operational and administrative levels, which are taken as examples in other Canadian and international contexts. Municipal urban planning instruments are designed for prevention, education, conservation and consultation, thanks to scientific research, the ecological management of large parks, the conservation of urban ecosystems and the protection of rare species.
Keywords: Planning; development of biodiversity; urban and natural milieux