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Meeting in Hyderabad, India for the 11th meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, countries agreed to double the resources allocated to halting the decline in animal and plant species globally by 2015.
As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity comes to an end, Marie Clements looks back over the year's national and international activity and ahead to the coming Decade of Biodiversity.
At Nagoya, environment ministers and representatives of almost 200 nations agreed a new strategy “to meet the unprecedented challenges of the continued loss of biodiversity compounded by climate change”.
The 10th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity runs from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, a "real opportunity to boost the prospects for biodiversity and the health of natural systems".
The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, coinciding with the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Events are planned around the world to raise awareness of biodiversity, while the Convention on Biodiversity's COP10 meeting takes place in Nagoya in October.