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“The region has many mega biodiversity hotspots, key wetlands and shares several hydro-geological features in important topographic regions and ecosystems. South Asia is home to many traditional and indigenous communities dwelling in remote as well as sensitive and fragile ecosystems. These communities have helped in shaping the conservation and management of natural resources of these sensitive and fragile ecosystems. Many of these sustainable practices are still relevant in this changing world.” – Angela Andrade, Chair, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

“India has committed US $50 million towards strengthening the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country during its presidency of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). Called the Hyderabad Pledge, the amount was announced by Prime Minister […] The funds will be used to enhance technical and human capabilities at the national and state-level mechanisms to attain the CBD objectives.” – Down To Earth (4 July 2015)

“If we take action, the right action – as the report [on Biological Diversity] proposes – we can transition to a sustainable planet.” […] Many good things are happening around the world and these should be celebrated and encouraged […] We have to act now. It is not too late. Otherwise, our children and grandchildren will curse us because we will leave behind a polluted, degraded and unhealthy planet.” – Elizabeth Maruma Mrema (Executive secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity), quoted in “Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN” (BBC News, 15 September 2020)

Hyderabad biodiversity pledge – Indian Prime Minister on the “paramount importance” of protecting resources

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a Hyderabad Pledge on Tuesday, under which India will spend $50 million to strengthen the institutional mechanisms for protection of biological diversity during its two-year presidency of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This will be … Continue reading

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