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UN Conference on Bio-Diversity 2012 being held in INDIA

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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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Hai ,

The UN conference on Bio Diversity is being held in Hyderabad for the year 2012. Scientists from all over the world are meeting here to discuss various issues like life in the world oceans, dying birds and animals, revival of polluted rivers, etc.


TextImplementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-20, its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the status of biodiversity in world's oceans among others will be a few topics which will be discussed at the UN biodiversity meeting which began here today. The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to be held from today to October 19, would review issues like the progress of the strategic plan, process of integration of biodiversity conservation in national policies by governments, the Aichi targets, resource mobilisation, marine and coastal biodiversity and the ratification of Nagoya Protocol, CBD executive secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias told reporters. The strategic plan, a ten-year framework for action in support of implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, have been established as the overall framework for biodiversity work in the United Nations system.


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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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The Andhra Pradesh Capital would host the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity beginning with meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 6) followed by 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11) from tomorrow.

While COP MOP 6, a five-day meet will conclude on October 5, COP 11 will be held between October 8 and 19 and is expected to see participation of delegates and heads of some countries, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Around 2,000 delegates from more than 150 countries will participate in COP MOP 6, which will discuss and adopt further decisions to contribute to ensuring the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology.

It is expected that 'Cities for Life' Summit, a parallel programme during the summit, will bring together approximately 300 mayors, governors, high-ranking officials and their representative networks, as well as national governments, international organisations, UN agencies and specialists from across the world.

COP MOP 6 will include decisions to advance the implementation of the 10-year Strategic Plan for the Protocol adopted in 2010 and the entry into force of the Nagoya Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Protocol.

The Cartagena Protocol Biosafety was adopted on 29 January 2000 and entered into force on September 11, 2003.

At the COP MOP 6, delegates are expected to discuss issues related to capacity-building, the biosafety clearing house, the financial mechanism and resources for the protocol's implementation, risk assessment and risk management, socio-economic considerations concerning LMOs, compliance with the protocol's provisions as well as assessment and review of its effectiveness.

According to the Convention on Biological Diversity's executive secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, "COP MOP 6 provides yet another opportunity to further strengthen international cooperation and build global political support for the protocol and its supplementary protocol. It also presents an opportunity to lay new strategies and mobilise resources for the implementation of the two treaties".



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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Now see this. The following info clearly shows how much endangered species have become.


India is hosting the UN Conference on Biodiversity, which kicks off today in the southern city of Hyderabad. This gathering is the first in what has been declared as the “UN Decade of Biodiversity.” 192 countries and the European Union are participating.
The conference slogan in Sanskrit is “Prakruti Rakshathi Rak#ha” which translates into “Nature protects if she is protected.”

In the next few decades, losses of flora, fauna and ocean’s ecosystems will impact food supply and the livelihood of millions who depend on these resources. “The situation is extremely critical,” said Ashok Khosla, head of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest environmental network. “It’s the worst loss in the past 50 to 60 million years when dinosaurs went extinct,” Khosla added. “But governments and ecosystems have not taken any action seriously.”

To highlight his point, Khosla gave the example of the endangered (Atlantic) Bluefin Tuna. In Japan, one such fish (weighing about 600 lbs) was sold for $750,000 in January. “It’s indicative of how scarce it has become,” he said. “Many of the fisheries that feed people around the world have collapsed.” Researchers for Nature Journal, who conducted a study in 60 protected areas of Africa, Asia and South America, found that even these “final refuges” of threatened species are “vulnerable to human encroachment and environmental stresses.” “Habitat disruption, hunting and forest-product exploitation were the strongest predictors of declining reserve health,” said the study released this year.


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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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He says its the worst loss since dinosaurs have been extinct. What else proof do we need for all the animal and bird deaths happening all over the world? We need to keep an eye on the final conclusions of this summit.

I will keep u updated!



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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There was a time when so many sawfishes were caught in areas of Pakistan that people made fences with the rostrums, the saw-like beak of the sawfish. Today, however, some people in the region might catch a sawfish just once or twice a year.


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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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sounds like the begining of the 2012 film lol



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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We have certainly crossed our boundaries but its good that all the nations are trying to reverse it tough it's past time.




According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, out of the 63,837 species assessed, 19,817 are threatened with extinction, including 41% of amphibians, 33% of reef building corals, 25% of mammals, 13% of birds, and 30% of conifers.



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