Biodiversity Facts

Covering less than 2 percent of the Earth's total surface area, the world's rainforests are home to 50 percent of the Earth's plants and animals.

More than 2,000 tropical forest plants have been identified as having anti-cancer properties even though less than one percent has been analyzed for their medicinal value.

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Events


November 11 - 13, 2015
2015 CBD Business Forum
Helsinki, Finland

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

The world is now on a path to building a future of living in harmony with nature. The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity will serve to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Targets as the basis for halting and eventually reversing the loss of biodiversity, and promote its overall vision of living in harmony with nature.