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Seminar on Biodiversity

The World We Want: A Future for All

The Earth’s biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development. As a result, there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations. At the same time, the threat to species and ecosystems has never been so great as it is today. In response, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) convened a group of experts on biological diversity in 1988 to explore the need for an international convention on biological diversity.

Since the first ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in 1994, the COP 13 was taken place in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2016, which was attended by over 6,000 participants from 170 countries and over 400 organizations. Facing this conservational issue of global concern, a group of experts on biological diversity from our Forestry Bureau of the Council of Agriculture, Endemic Species Research Institute, National Taiwan University's College of BioResources and Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC, and Society for Wildlife and Nature also took part in the Conference and hosted a side-event under the theme “Community Involvement and Biological Diversity” on the margins of the UN Biodiversity Conference. The event was a great success, which was well received and even a report from International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD.

Based on a strong participatory approach, the group designs a forum, aiming to raise awareness about the values of biodiversity is a continuing task. The Museum, as a leading role in natural science in Taiwan, will host a seminar on biological diversity. Join us at our Red Conference, September 2, 2017!  