At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

“On 3 December, countries adopted the Cancun Declaration, named after the Mexican city where the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as ‘COP13,’ is being held. The Declaration represents an unprecedented recognition from the international community that biodiversity protection must involve different governmental and economic sectors and not just environment ministries.”

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55712

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