Wednesday, October 6, 2010

You're invited to participate in 15/25 - #conservation #biodiversity #global #warming #climate

Join me at this pivotal
moment in history to
protect life on Earth




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I discovered this organization thanks to @seachele420. She is a great follow, BTW. Biodiversity and conservation targets deserve more attention, because as I have written before in the extinction article in this blog, green spaces are possibly the best way to combat global warming and climate change. Other measures are necessary as well, but if we continue to allow our green spaces to shrink instead of grow, we are simply doomed. This planet cannot sustain life without them. I have not yet carefully evaluated the 15/25 target, but I am delighted to learn that someone is thinking about these things and doing something. The proposal definitely deserves more attention. Here below is their intended message.

I've just added my name to an international group of individuals supporting a very simple goal at the 2010 Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations in Nagoya, Japan this October.

Every corner of the world is home to critical ecosystems like tropical forests and oceans that are home to so many of the world's species. These ecosystems are at risk as the result of human development, and the pressure is mounting like never before.

We can't protect life without also protecting the places where it lives. Currently, only 13.9% of the world's terrestrial areas are under formal protection. Less than 1% of the oceans are protected and inland waters ecosystems have been almost entirely neglected by conservation efforts to date.

We can do better. We must urge global leaders to take a powerful stand. This October, world leaders will gather in Nagoya, Japan, for negotiations on the global Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The attendees of this meeting have the power to take binding action to preserve life around the world.


What can you do? Support Conservation International’s goal to protect and effectively manage at least 25% of Earth’s land and inland waters and 15% of marine ecosystems by 2020.

I hope you'll join me at this important moment in time to set a better course for Earth's future.


Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.


We imagine a healthy prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, our global biodiversity, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth.

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