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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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In the Asean, the ACB has convened consultations among the AMS and key partners in the region to craft Asean's contribution to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Co-developed by CBA as part of a focus to support regional businesses across Australia reach their full potential, the prototype enables the creation of tradeable digital tokens ('BioTokens') within an efficient and transparent digital marketplace powered by blockchain, with the 'BioTokens' representing biodiversity credits for NSW Government's Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.
She said the youth in ASEAN and around the world has the 'passionate energy, fresh ideas and technological familiarity to make a difference in halting biodiversity loss'.
Despite having such great biodiversity with plenty of endemic species, the island is suffering from biodiversity loss triggered by anthropogenic activities such as urbanisation, tourism -- one of its most important sources of income -- infrastructure, grazing and rural area abandonment.
On the World Biodiversity Day 2019, he added that it should be kept in minds, adding 'When we plant trees, we start expanding habitat and this has lead to the revival of denuding ecosystem.
Amid these challenges, the 10 Asean member states - Cambodia, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - with support from the Asean Centre for Biodiversity, are working at the national and regional levels to ensure that agricultural biodiversity is protected and maintained in the Asean region.
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Nour Eddin said that the Sudan is among the first countries that have implemented the establishment of a database on biodiversity and was commended by donors and the project implementers.
The platform is one of BIOFIN Philippines' 21 finance solutions all aimed at narrowing the huge financing gap for the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) implementation, the country's roadmap to sustainably manage its biodiversity.
Fortunately, last November, prior to the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14), participants in the Business and Biodiversity Forum recognized the 'urgent need for increased collective ambition to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.'
The report warned that once biodiversity is lost, plant, animal and microorganism species that are critical to our food systems, cannot be recovered, placing the future of our food under severe threat.
5 sought to address inter-linkages between human health and biodiversity in the region.
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