Biodiversity Day Celebrations by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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139 countries get head start on efforts to reverse species loss

International Day for Biological Diversity: 139 countries get head start on efforts to reverse species loss.

  • 139 countries get funds to take fast action on nature ahead of global agreement on biodiversity
  • National governments eligible for new grants of $300,000 from the GEF to update and align biodiversity protection plans with expert guidance from UNDP and UNEP
  • Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework expected to be adopted later in 2022 will aim to halt and reverse biodiversity loss within a decade

20 May 2022 – With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new global accord currently under negotiation is approved.

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