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United Nations Declare UN-​Decade for Bio­di­ver­sity 20112020

pub­lished 24 August 2011 | mod­i­fied 02 March 2011

The United Nations Gen­eral Assem­bly declared 20112020 the UN-​Decade of Bio­di­ver­sity, fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion of the Par­ties to the Con­ven­tion of Bio­log­i­cal Diver­sity (CBD) at their con­fer­ence in Octo­ber 2010.

By doing so, the United Nations empha­sise the eco­log­i­cal, eco­nomic, cul­tural, social and aes­thetic dimen­sion of bio­di­ver­sity and its over­all sig­nif­i­cance for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment.
The UN Decade aims to make a con­tri­bu­tion to achiev­ing the revised and updated global bio­di­ver­sity tar­gets agreed at the 10th Meet­ing of the Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties (COP10) to the Con­ven­tion of Bio­log­i­cal Diver­sity. The bio­di­ver­sity tar­gets and a new strat­egy take into con­sid­er­a­tion the ongo­ing bio­di­ver­sity loss on a global scale.

The Decade builds on the 2010 Inter­na­tional Year of Bio­di­ver­sity. See what CBD writes to its National Focal Points here.

UN Biodiversity decade
WWF Stop Wildlife Crime
Fight for Flight campaign
End Ivory-funded Terrorism
Support Rewilding Europe
NASA State of Flux

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.

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