The variability among living organisms from all sources including inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.
The desert cymopterus absolutely warrants listing as an endangered species,'' said Daniel Patterson, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity, which had sued the government over the issue.
Just over a decade later, the group has changed its name, its headquarters and its budget, becoming one of the most effective environmental groups in the West if not the nation at protecting biological diversity.
Tropical forests are famous for their biological diversity, much of it undescribed, but the real mother lode of new tropical species is underfoot, not overhead, according to an analysis of soil microbes from the eastern Amazon Basin in Brazil.
Endorsed by 110 leaders at the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002, and then again by the Millennium +5 Summit in New York in 2005, the Target is a follow-up to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The protocol aims to contribute to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.