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As from 4th March 2013, Phil Lomax, Director and Principal Consultant of Green Dimensions is moving to take up a position as Principal Ecologist at Thomson Ecology.

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International Year of Biodiversity 2010

The United Nations General Assembly has declared that 2010 will be the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), and will help raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity all over the world.

A global target to significantly reduce the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010 was agreed by nearly 200 countries back in 2002. The International Year of Biodiversity is planned to align with the next conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010 which will assess international progress towards this target.

A partnership has been formed to co-ordinate the UK’s response to IYB. Led by Defra and the Natural History Museum, the partnership is working to help achieve the following goals:

• Enhance public awareness of the importance of safeguarding biodiversity and of the underlying threats to biodiversity.
• Raise awareness of the existing achievements to save biodiversity by communities and governments.
• Encourage individuals, organisations and governments to take the immediate steps needed to halt the loss of biodiversity.
• Promote innovative solutions to reduce the threats to biodiversity.
• Start a dialogue between                                                                                              stakeholders for the steps to be                                                                                              taken in the post- 2010 period.

Further information on IYB 2010 can be found at .

What can your organisation do to support IYB 2010?
The UK Partnership is seeking the widest possible support and involvement for the UK’s efforts to halt biodiversity decline. You can sign up to support IYB 2010 at the above web site and to apply for the use of the identity materials to support your IYB activities.

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