Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Name: Convention on Biological Diversity
Abbreviation: CBD
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Country: Canada


  • The conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding (Article 1).
  • The fourth COP adopted the Work Programme for Forest Biological Diversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity (decision IV/7).
  • The fifth CoP decided to establish an ad hoc technical expert group on forest biological diversity.

Relevance to forests by key words

forest biological diversity; ecosystem approach; indicators of biological diversity; sustainable use; traditional forest related knowledge; fires; protected areas

last updated:  Friday, February 18, 2005