On the 1st of June in South Korea governments gave the go ahead for the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
The UNEP press release states:
“The new body will bridge the gulf between the wealth of scientific knowledge- documenting accelerating declines and degradation of the natural world- and the decisive government action required to reverse these damaging trends”.
Read the full press release here: http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=628&ArticleID=6617&l=en
This is a positive move towards protecting the planets precious biodiversity.
If you want to have a voice in protecting our biodiversity you can sign the International Youth Accord on biodiversity which will be presented at Cop (UN conference) in Japan in October. I would really like to see a lot of Australian signatures supporting this accord. It only takes about two minutes to sign it: www.biodiversitymatters.org