biological diversity


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biological diversity

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.
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Hailing India's commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, executive secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity said that it will send a powerful message to all the countries.
When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, December 29, was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.
This action is part of the biological diversity programme initiated by AREMEDD in schools and involving the construction of a space containing endemic plants, setting up of a library and publishing of written and magnetic documents on biodiversity.
The initiative and the International Day for Biological Diversity will be marked with a ceremony and palm tree planting at Annour Secondary School for Girls at 10am today.
The proposal comes at the urging of the Japan Civil Network for Convention on Biological Diversity, made up of a number of environmental protection groups in Japan.
The question of the production and use of biomass as a source of energy and the potential risks to biological diversity from fast growth in this sector was one of the main thrusts of the Ninth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP9), to be held in Bonn (Germany) from 19 to 30 May.
The question of the production and use of biomass as a source of energy and the potential risks to biological diversity from fast growth in this sector are among the main thrusts of the Ninth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP9), held in Bonn (Germany) from 19 to 30 May.
The protection of flora, fauna and even food sources will be on the agenda of the 191 governments in Bonn attending the ninth conference of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
The question of the production and use of biomass as a source of energy and the potential risks to biological diversity from fast growth in this sector will be one of the main thrusts of the Ninth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP9), to be held in Bonn (Germany) from 19 to 30 May.
Even though no conclusive scientific evidence exists linking lead from hunters' bullets to lead toxicity in some California condors, the Center for Biological Diversity and other health organizations threatened to sue the state of California for failing to ban hunters from using lead ammo.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Game demanding a moratorium on trout stocking and an environmental study on stocking's effect on rare frogs, toads and fish in Bouquet Creek, Big Tujunga Creek, the San Gabriel River's west fork and upper Piru Creek.

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