18 Apr '11, 11am

Protecting the rainforests: whose responsibility is it? #environment #news #conservation

Protecting the rainforests: whose responsibility is it? #environment #news #conservation

Rainforests: Today, the conservation of this biological diversity is increasingly recognised as a major issue for our society, and through the years it has become a focus of many environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as several government authorities throughout the world. A key date in delving support to conservation was the 5th of June 1992 when the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was opened for signature at the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The CBD was a dramatic step forward in promoting the conservation of biological diversity, but also the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Yet, biodiversity around the world continues to decline and indeed we currently in the middle of a mass extinction event, during which humans have increased the r...

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