We’ll be highlighting IUCN’s input to the world’s leading agreement on biodiversity conservation, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). From 10 to 21 May, the CBD’s scientific advisory body (SBSTTA) meets in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the science and technical aspects behind policies that will affect the natural world and make influential recommendations to the Conference of the Parties to the Convention that takes place in October in Japan.
On the agenda are topics including the relationship between climate change and species, generating greater economic incentives for biodiversity conservation, tackling invasive alien species that are wreaking havoc on native fauna and flora around the world, and strengthening marine and coastal conservation—all areas in which IUCN provides the latest scientific knowledge and proposes how to improve conservation.
Through our International Year of Biodiversity portal, we’re raising awareness of the importance of biological diversity and how much we depend on it. We offer comprehensive insight into the world of nature conservation through some of the efforts underway to conserve the diversity of life on the planet, profiles of our scientists, conservation success stories and a host of photos, video and audio interviews with our experts.