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biodiversity

the variety of plant and animal life in a particular area. Environmentalists have expressed concern about the extent to which ECONOMIC GROWTH, in particular modern methods of farming, forestry and manufacturing, has reduced biodiversity, with some plant and animal species becoming rare or extinct. See POLLUTION.
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A recent study by the Center for Biological Diversity identified more than 90 endangered or threatened species that would be threatened by proposed wall construction along the 2,000-mile U.
The Convention on Biological Diversity was the international legal instrument for 'the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable used of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources' that had been ratified by 196 nations.
Goal 15 explicitly recognizes the importance of halting biodiversity loss and other Goals recognize the importance of biological diversity for eradicating poverty, providing food and fresh-water, and improving life in cities.
It was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its tenth meeting on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.
Despite global efforts, the 2010 biodiversity target that we had set for ourselves under the Convention on Biological Diversity was not fully met.
The protocol envisages that access to genetic resources is paid-for and is subject to the prior informed consent (PIC) of the provider, taking into account the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components.
Designation of IDB 2011 on the theme of forests provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and everyone interested in forests, the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action.
As it is directly targeted at preventing wildlife species from becoming extinct and at bringing about the recovery of species at risk, SARA is a key tool in efforts to meet the first of three provisions included in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): the conservation of biological diversity.
The Compact was first introduced in May 2008 to national governments and food value chain stakeholders as an innovative private sector-established option to domestic and international liability laws that provide redress and financial security in the event of damage to biological diversity caused by LMOs.
Eroglu briefed the meeting on Turkey's efforts to protect biological diversity and its management, underlining that Turkey had recently revised a National Biological Diversity Strategy and Action Plan.
The Center for Biological Diversity reports that scientists have reviewed federal endangered species recovery plans and have increasingly found that global warming is a prime extinction threat.
TUNIS, August 7, 2010 (TAP)- The Association of the Mediterranean Sustainable Development Network (AREMEDD) held an awareness event on biological diversity, on Saturday at the Mediterranean Garden of Montplaisir, Tunis.
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