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May 9, 2014

BIAZA Joins the Friends of Aichi Target12

Aichi Biodiversity Target 12 is one of the 20 Targets developed by the IUCN's Convention on Biological Diversity, aimed at saving biodiversity and enhancing its benefits for people, by 2020.  

Target 12 reads:

By 2020 the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conserva-tion status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.

BIAZA has joined a host of other organisations in committing to this Target with the following pledge:
As a friend of Aichi Target 12 BIAZA members will continue to contribute over £10 million per year to field conservation, supporting over 700 field conservation projects annually.  Additionally BIAZA pledges to support each of its members in: 

 Working towards improvement in the health and species composition of at least one threat-ened native ecosystem by 2020
 Fostering effective relationships with other NGO’s to support Aichi Target 12 aims e.g. BIAZA’s relationship with The World Land Trust
 Demonstrating sustainable development and use of their site through membership of a sus-tainable business scheme e.g. ISO14001, ‘Green Tourism’ or David Bellamy Award Scheme
 Partaking in at least one form of ecological survey on their site each year in order to contrib-ute data to national databases run by external conservation organisations
 Building relationships with their MPs and councils and taking part in conservation policy dis-cussion
 Publishing research and findings wherever possible
 Influencing positive behaviour change to benefit biodiversity, conservation and the environ-ment through the production of public or visitor focussed media

For more information look at the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/

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