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193 Governments Agree to Boost Funding for Biodiversity Protection

To a man, or government rather, all parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity–developed and developing nations alike–agreed to increase funding for biodiversity protection, a sign that government leaders are increasingly aware of the profound threats the extraordinary loss of plant and animal species that’s taking place poses to human societies and civilization the world over.

World Governments Meet in Latest Effort to Stem the Tide of Biodiversity Loss

Representatives from 193 UN member nations party to the Convention on Biological Diversity are meeting in Hyderabad, India in an effort to build on historic agreements to protect biodiversity, including the 10 Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed to in Nagoya, Japan in 2010.