Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A bit of good news for biodiversity

Amidst all the doom and gloom of recent global conferences that aim to protect our plant, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in Nagoya, Japan, for several weeks to create and sign a new treaty on the protection of species.

Small wonder, but they actually reached an agreement that will increase the protected area coverage to 17 percent of the land surface of the planet and 10 percent of the marine realm by 2020. This is up from prior targets and should help to protect endangered species. Not as much as we might need, but definitely a welcome break from the stalemate of recent global politics.

Read all about it here.

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