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Bioversity International (formerly IPGRI)
Bioversity is an international research institute with a mandate to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. It is a Centre of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
World Commission on Protected Areas
WCPA's mission is to promote the establishment and effective management of a world-wide representative network of terrestrial and marine protected areas, as an integral contribution to the IUCN mission. It is run by IUCN's Programme on Protected Areas and has over 1,000 members in 140 countries.
Fauna and Flora International
FFI is a pioneer in sustainable conservation that provides solutions that simultaneously help wildlife, humans and the environment. FFI acts to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs.
The World Heritage Convention
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world.
The International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources
The International Undertaking was the first comprehensive international agreement dealing with plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. It was adopted by the FAO Conference in 1983 as an instrument to promote international harmony in matters regarding access to plant genetic resources.
Plant Talk Website: Invasives
The Plant Talk Website provides a mixture of key facts,internet links and selected articles on key issues of relevance to plant conservation. Its section on alien invasives contains links to several sites that are dedicated to describing and tackling this problems.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The United Nations realises how important natural resources and the environment are for human kind, so UNEP encourages all nations and peoples to care for the environment, to they may improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Plantlife - The Wild Plant Conservation Charity
Plantlife is the only charity working solely to protect Britain’s wild flowers and plants, fungi and lichens, and the habitats in which they are found. There are many great ways for everyone to get involved in plant conservation on their website. Click the link to find out more.
The Convention on Biological Diversity
Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. The CBD is a global, comprehensive agreement addressing all aspects of biological diversity: genetic resources, species, and ecosystems.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
This is an international and high profile work programme, launched in 2000, that has recently produced reports highlighting the value of biodiversity to human kind, and how our natural resources are being degraded. This information is used to inform assessment of our major biodiversity conventions.