Biological Diversity goal a long way off

In 2002, the 188 countries that were party to the Convention of Biological Diversity established the following goal, which now after the release of the updated Red List, seems to be further off than ever:

To achieve by 2010, a significant reduction in the current rate of biodiversity loss on global, regional and national levels.

Russell Mittermeier, the President of Conservation International was quoted saying: “The situation is down to the wire as far as these species are concerned.” This situation has occurred through the ignorance and greed of people, and we are the only ones who have the power to put it right.

+ Conservation International
+ Convention of Biological Diversity

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