UN marks 2010 as Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations (UN) marked 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity to raise awareness among the public and generate pressure on world’s leaders to curb the unprecedented loss in biodiversity due to human activity.

In a statement, the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) said "humans are part of the nature’s rich diversity and have the power to protect of destroy it."

"Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on. Human activity is causing the diversity of life on Earth to be lost at a greatly accelerated rate," it explained.

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Posted: January 9th, 2010
at 11:56pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,politricks,science

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