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1 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life

2 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life I. The Convention on Biological Diversity Adopted in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro 193 Parties (192 countries, and the EU) Three objectives: the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of its benefits

3 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life 2010 Biodiversity Target: Significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 Post 2010 Strategic Plan Will be translated into national biodiversity strategies and action plans

4 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Declared by the United Nations General Assembly (61/203), an opportunity for the biodiversity community to encourage people to: Discover the biodiversity that surrounds us Realise its value, our connection to it and the consequences of its loss Act to save it - safeguard biodiversity 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

5 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Becoming a Partner for the International Year of Biodiversity use the logo and messages name a focal point organize activities for 2010 share your success stories share your information products join national committees full contact details of your organization & focal point outline your activities and products for the Year Safeguarding biodiversity is a task

6 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Worldwide Celebrations

7 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Current Partners

8 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Article 8 (h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity Each Contracting Party shall, as far as possible and as appropriate, prevent the introduction of, control or eradicate those alien species which threaten ecosystems, habitats or species.

9 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life COP IX/4 Invites the International Plant Protection Convention to continue its efforts to expand, within its mandate, its actual coverage of invasive alien species which impact on biodiversity, including in aquatic environments Joint Secretariats Meeting Joint Programme of Work (invasives, LMOs) Exchange information Normative and Standard setting Capacity development

10 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity World Trade Centre 413 St. Jacques street, Suite 800 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y 1N9 Tel. 1 (514) For more information on the International Year of Biodiversity

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12 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life CBD Guiding Principles on IAS A. General 1.Precautionary approach 2.3-stage hierarchical approach 3.Ecosystem approach 4.Role of States 5.Research & monitoring 6.Education & public Awareness Note: non-binding Adopted by Decision VI/23 (2002) B. Prevention 7.Border control & quarantine measures 8.Exchange of information 9.Cooperation, including capacity building C. Introduction of Species 1.Intentional introduction 2.Unintentional introduction D. Mitigation of impacts 1.Mitigation of impacts 2.Eradication 3.Containment 4.Control

13 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life To consult with IPPC, OIE, FAO and WTO … how to address the lack of international standards covering invasive alien species, in particular animals, that are not pests of plants under the IPPC CBD COP-8 Decision VIII/27

14 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Official UN languages: ar - en - es - fr - ru - zh Other available languages: de - dv - el - fa - it - ja - ko - nl - nn - pl - pt - sl - sv - tr

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