We are calling for policymakers worldwide to take in the scientific knowledge synthesized in the 10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science 2022 to inform much needed policies. At the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal in December 2022, your decisive action is needed to halt the man-made extinction of species and to strengthen biodiversity. The 10MustDos22 are intended to support you in taking such action by proposing solutions that can be implemented with immediate effect.

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Biodiversity is the foundation of our life, our health, our well-being and our future. It must therefore be protected by society as a whole and must be considered and anchored in all policy areas and sectors. Moreover, biodiversity conservation is a powerful lever to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. (For full text see 10MustDos download).


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