Video Message from Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity
Biological diversity – or biodiversity – is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. Read more by clicking here.
The Earth’s biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development. As a result, there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations. At the same time, the threat to species and ecosystems has never been so great as it is today. Species extinction caused by human activities continues at an alarming rate. You can read information about what the Convention on Biological Diversity is, at the web page below.
The Convention parties are signatory to a number of international Protocols and are members of a number of Convention bodies. For example, the Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic annual meetings.