Well, we had the International Year of Biodiversity – 2010 –, for which an international commitment to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss was declared (Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 2002). It failed. See, for example, the articles by Vié et al. 2009 and Butchard et al. 2010.
Now we have the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (Resolution 65/161). Let’s hope the aims will be fulfilled! To raise awareness for wildlife’s “ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic” contributions to “sustainable development and human well-being”, the UN has proclaimed the 3rd of March as World Wildlife Day.
Let’s not only hope and celebrate our hope but let’s all do our best to safeguard the planet’s biodiversity for us and future generations.
NEW YORK, New York, December 27, 2013 (ENS) – The United Nations General Assembly is honoring wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by designating March 3 as World Wildlife Day. In a resolution adopted December 20…