Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Global Biodiversity Outlook
According to Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) the 2010 target to reduce biodiversity loss has not been met. The report concludedthat: "We can no longer see the continued loss of biodiversity as an issue separate from the core concerns of society: to tackle poverty, to improve the health, prosperity and security of present and future generations, and to deal with climate change. Each of those objectives is undermined by current trends in the state of our ecosystems, and each will be greatly strengthened if we finally give biodiversity the priority it deserves." More details available at CBD site.