UN Convention on Bio Diversity

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 2012

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with its 193 parties or delegates is the globe’s most important conference on protecting the planet’s diminishing biodiversity – it is the conference that covers life on earth and the use of the planet’s natural habitats. The 11th Conference of Parties of the CBD is being hosted by the Indian government in Hyderabad.

Greenpeace, is calling on the Indian government to demonstrate leadership in front of  the international delegates attending the conference by defending the rich biodiversity that lies within its own borders. At CBD COP 11, countries are mandated to ensure that the process to enact the Aichi targets adopted is ambitiously taken forward.

Greenpeace is demanding that the Indian government must:

  • Immediately declare a moratorium on all further forest and environmental clearances for coal mining and coal-fired power plants as it will lead to the destruction of millions of hectares of forest and further endanger the habitat of the Indian tiger.
  • Protect the tribal and indigenous communities that are being forcibly removed from forest areas to make way for coal mines
  • Revoke mining clearances already granted in known biodiversity hotspots.
  • Open to public consultation, the process to declare forest areas off limits to coal mining based on their biodiversity value, hydrological importance, forest density and livelihood dependence for local communities.
  • Stop overcapacity and over exploitation including illegal fishing practices
  • Prevent destructive fishing practices like bottom trawling and regulating old trawlers and capping the number of licensed vessels.
  • Strengthen legal protection of the oceans and the rights of traditional fisher communities
  • Create Marine Reserves in consultation with local fishing communities

Find out more about the CBD, especially what Greenpeace is doing at the CBD on this page.

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Ridleys mating about 3

Image | January 30, 2006 at 18:00

Ridleys mating about 3-5 kms off the coast. The male is on top of the female, holding onto her with his claws. Prior to nesting, the Ridley turtles congregate in near coastal waters every season, to mate, starting in early November.

A familiar sight on the beaches of coastal

Image | January 30, 2006 at 11:00

A familiar sight on the beaches of coastal Orissa, carcasses of dead ridleys washed ashore. Over the last decade, over 100,000 dead turtles have been washed ashore.

A familiar sight on the beaches of coastal

Image | January 30, 2006 at 11:00

A familiar sight on the beaches of coastal Orissa, carcasses of dead ridleys washed ashore. Over the last decade, over 100,000 dead turtles have been washed ashore.

A familiar sight on the beaches of coastal

Image | January 30, 2006 at 11:00

A familiar sight on the beaches of coastal Orissa, carcasses of dead ridleys washed ashore. Over the last decade, over 100,000 dead turtles have been washed ashore.

Greenpeace activists on vigil outside the

Image | January 18, 2006 at 11:00

Greenpeace activists on vigil outside the Minister of Environment and Forests, bringing postcards signed by 3500 citizens, demanding that the Minister reject the Clemenceau unless fully decontaminated.

Greenpeace activists on vigil outside the

Image | January 18, 2006 at 11:00

Greenpeace activists on vigil outside the Minister of Environment and Forests, bringing postcards signed by 3500 citizens, demanding that the Minister reject the Clemenceau unless fully decontaminated.

Greenpeace activists on vigil outside the

Image | January 18, 2006 at 11:00

Greenpeace activists on vigil outside the Minister of Environment and Forests, bringing postcards signed by 3500 citizens, demanding that the Minister reject the Clemenceau unless fully decontaminated.

What does it take to get a Minister to act?

Feature story | January 18, 2006 at 11:00

DELHI, India — 10 Greenpeace activists. 10 barrels marked toxic. 3500 Indian citizens, from eight cities across the country. All urging the minister to do the right thing and send the Clemenceau back to France until it has been decontaminated.

Don't make India a waste dump

Press release | January 18, 2006 at 11:00

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists took the campaign against the illegal import of the Clemenceau to the doorstep of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), holding up a banner stating 'Don't make India a waste dump' and lining up...

Defending the Olive Ridleys: MV Sugayatri

Feature story | January 15, 2006 at 11:00

ORISSA, India — Curious and interested fishermen watch as a giant turtle, at least 10 feet in diameter, bobs benignly beside their boats. This isn't a scene from a science fiction movie. It's the launch of Greenpeace India's latest, most...

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