Islands and their surrounding near-shore marine areas constitute unique irreplaceable ecosystems often comprising many plant and animal species that are found nowhere else on Earth. They are also key to the livelihood, economy, well-being and cultural identity of 600 million islanders-one-tenth of the world's population. Read Messages of support from the United Nations Secretary General, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, the Executive Secretary to the CBD and others.

CBD News Headlines     •     September 15, 2021, 12:00 am
Healthy soil is something most of us take for granted, but it is crucial for life. As one of our most vital resources, we depend upon it for the food we eat, the textiles we wear and the wood we use…
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