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Guide to the Global Biodiversity outlook for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the Occasion of SIDS Day, 10 May 2010, During the 18th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development

Today, May 10th, in addition to being SIDS Day, coincides with the release, in Nairobi, Kenya, of the third
edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3). This major new assessment of the current state of
biodiversity and the implications of its continued loss for human well-being was produced by the
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the broadest international treaty for the conservation and
sustainable use of biodiversity and the equitable sharing of the benefits from the utilization of genetic
resources. The Convention has been ratified by 193 Parties, including all SIDS. The report concludes that
the world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by
2010 and that natural systems that support economies, lives, livelihoods and poverty eradication across the
planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse, unless there is swift, radical and creative action to
conserve and sustainably use the variety of life on Earth.

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Physical Description: 4 Pages

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Publisher Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 19 August 2021
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Identifier VL-36519
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location SPREP LIBRARY
Relevant Countries Pacific Region
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Contact Name SPREP Records and Archives Officer
Contact Email [email protected]