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2011/20 Decade of Biodiversity

The United Nations agreed to a Decade on Biodiversity from 2011–2020 at the global biodiversity meeting, called the Nagoya COP10, held in Japan in October 2010.

The decade will highlight the value of biodiversity to all our lives and build on the success of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) during 2010.

The aim of the IYB was to celebrate life on Earth, to highlight the value of biodiversity to our lives and to call for a renewed effort to safeguard the variety of life. It was celebrated around the globe by 146 countries using 29 languages. As the year drew to an end, world governments agreed a 10-year plan to protect our natural resources for the future.

For more information on what was achieved during IYB and how to get involved during the Decade on Biodiversity click here.

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