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UN Convention on biological diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the first global agreement to cover all aspects of biological diversity: genetic resources, species and ecosystems. It is also the first to recognize that the conservation of biological diversity is "a common concern of humankind" and an integral part of sustainable development.

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Further information

For more information on the Convention on Biological Diversity please visit the CBD website

To find out more about implementation of the CBD in the UK please send an email

Page last updated: 23 October 2008
Page published: 23 October 2008