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The 2010 Biodiversity Target

It is a target agreed by all Parties to the Convention in the Hague in 2002 “to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth.”

Heads of State and Government at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 committed themselves to the 2010 Biodiversity Target, support for the commitment was reiterated at the Millennium Summit in New York in 2005.

Why is biodiversity loss a concern?

Healthy, biodiverse ecosystems provide the goods and services that humans need for their well-being.

What are the current trends in biodiversity loss?

Ecosystems across the planet have been impacted by biodiversity loss.

by David Strobel – 2006
Ecology Centre Kiel – Master’s Programme Environmental Management