Policy

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Our scientific results are applied to global-scale conservation policy. For instance, governments that are parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must assess how well they are conserving and managing ecosystems according to international targets such as the convention’s Aichi 2020 Targets. Unfortunately, these Aichi targets are more influenced by politics than science, and thus set targets far lower than what is truly needed.

Now that 2020 has come and gone, we can also see that most governments missed their targets, which is now influencing the adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This framework will hopefully get us closer to the 2050 vision of “living in harmony with nature.” Much like the Paris Agreement, these are non-binding resolutions, so governments are not required to hit the marks. With pressure from the public and organizations like The Biodiversity Group, we hope to push them closer to meeting the agreed terms. One such way of pushing your government in the right direction is to support the Global Deal for Nature which aims to preserve 30% of Earth’s surface by 2030 and rid ourselves of non-renewable energy by 2050.

There is also a guiding set of global goals that were adopted by United Nations Member States called the Sustainable Developement Goals (SDGs). Our programs and partnerships play a critical role in achieving these goals.

SDG #1

Through our partnerships with the Creative Conservation Alliance and Fundacion Condor Andino, we are helping to alleviate poverty among rural communities the Global South by providing resources and sustainable alternative livelihoods.

SDG #4

Through both our PEEK program and our partnerships with the Creative Conservation Alliance and Fundacion Condor Andino, we are providing educational opportunities to communities in several countries.

SDG #13

Protecting biodiversity, particularly overlooked species, is the most cost-effective means of mitigating climate change. Every TBG program contributes towards this goal.

SDG #14

Despite the popularity of oceans and ocean creatures, most of the species in the ocean are woefully overlooked. Through our work with coastal and island communities we are promoting the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.

SDG #15

Our founding programs began contributing to this goal in 2002 and continue to this day. By researching and promoting overlooked species in tropical rainforests, we have successfully protected the habitat for thousands of terrestrial species. Our work in Rio Manduriacu Reserve highlights our significant contributions to this goal.

SDG #17

Partnerships are critical in the realm of wildlife conservation. We can all benefit from each others’ expertise and resources in achieving our common goals and we at The Biodiversity Group firmly believe that fostering productive partnerships is of fundamental importance. It is because of this view that we have initiated a novel and altruistic fiscal sponsorship model which is benefiting organizations across four continents.

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