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Sustaining Life on Earth: How the Convention on Biological Diversity Promotes Nature and Human Well-Being

By Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
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In a world of increasing globalization and environmental degradation, management of its
most precious living resource, biological diversity, is one of the most important and critical
challenges facing humankind today. Biological diversity is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. It is the link between organisms, binding each into an interdependent community or ecosystem in which all living creatures have their place and role. It is the very web of life.