Monday, 6 October 2014

World not meeting up with 2020 goal to protect Nature

World Falling Behind 2020 Plan For Nature Protection: UN
 Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a U.N. report showed in September.

Many rare species face a mounting risk of extinction, forests are being cleared by farmers at an alarming rate, and pollution and over-fishing are continuing despite the U.N. push agreed in 2010 to reverse harmful trends for nature.

"There has been an increase in effort (by governments) ... but this will not be enough to reach the targets," Braulio de Souza Dias, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), told Reuters, citing a progress report.

Five out of 53 goals set for preserving nature were on target or ahead of schedule while The other 48 were lagging.

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