Friday, February 19, 2010

Progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity terrestrial 2010

Protected area coverage targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for both terrestrial and marine environments provide a major incentive for governments to review and upgrade their protected area systems. Assessing progress towards these targets will form an important component of the work of the Xth CBD Conference of Parties meeting to be held in Japan in 2010.Given current rates of protected area designation many nations will have achieved protection of 10% of their terrestrial area by 2010. For more on this visit the UNEP website.

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