Conserving biodiversity – ensuring survival


Biodiversity – the bedrock of sustainable development

Over the last 20 years or so, the term 'bio­di­ver­sity' has become firmly established in scien­ti­fic and poli­ti­cal debate as short­hand for the wealth of living natural re­sources on our planet: bio­di­ver­sity en­com­passes the di­ver­sity of animal and plant species, genetic di­ver­sity within species and eco­system di­ver­sity. Bi­ol­o­gi­cal di­ver­sity is vital in main­tain­ing the balance of the natural en­vi­ron­ment and the ag­ri­cul­tur­al sec­tor. It is the natural found­a­tion on which we de­pend: the food we eat as well as many of the mate­rials we build with, the fabrics we wear and the energy sources we use all form part of that biodiversity. more

Conserving biodiversity – an issue for German development cooperation

Germany is committed at both national and in­ter­na­ti­o­nal level to the con­ser­va­tion of bio­di­ver­sity. Con­serv­ing bio­di­ver­sity, pro­moting its sus­tain­able use and ensuring that its be­ne­fits are equit­ably shared are issues that are main­streamed in all German de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion work. more

Further information on biodiversity

Here you will find a selection of links to docu­ments and web­sites con­tain­ing further in­for­ma­tion on biodiversity conservation. more

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