IUCN supports efforts to reduce biodiversity loss in Lower Mekong


At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, Heads of State committed together to “achieve by 2010 a significant reduction in the current rate of loss of biological diversity.”  A network, called Countdown 2010, was established shortly afterwards to review progress in meeting this target and to facilitate collaboration among those that committed to the 2010 Biodiversity Target.

IUCN is working in the Lower Mekong Basin to promote Countdown 2010 in Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Cambodia.  Through this work, IUCN will aid these countries in pinpointing future partners in building awareness of the biodiversity target and in developing a plan to reach the target.   IUCN will also support the three countries in publishing a scoping paper developed in consultation with stakeholders that will share the region’s findings on progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target.

For more information, visit http://www.countdown2010.net or contact Ms. Laura Cunial, Environmental Law Intern, at [email protected] or +(84) 4 726-1575 ext. 282.

Work area: 
Viet Nam
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