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Resources Reports Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation

Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation

International Day for Biological Diversity 2010

Concerned by the continued loss of biological diversity, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The year coincides with the target adopted by governments in 2002 to achieve, by 2010, signi cant reduction in the current rate of loss of biodiversity.