Biodiversity expert at BirdLife International, Mr. David Thomas has decried the rate of biodiversity growth across the globe.
According to him, the global targets to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss significantly by 2010 have not been met, and the rate of biodiversity loss does not appear to be slowing.
“At the same time, targets to reduce human poverty worldwide are also off track,” he said, stressing that this dual challenge has led to a search for effective mechanisms and entry points through which conservation and development objectives could be addressed together.
He also said that both conservation and development sectors, within their own sphere of interest, have advocated the importance of local participation and partnership between conservation agencies and local people. Read more
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