Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You're invited to participate in 15/25 - COP 10 Biodiversity meeting

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




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

We must protect and effectively manage at least 25 percent of Earth's land and inland waters and 15 percent of marine ecosystems by 2020.

We can't protect life without also protecting the places where it lives. Currently, only 12.9% of the world's terrestrial areas are under formal protection. Less than 1% of the oceans are protected.

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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