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Comisión nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad (CONABIO)
Title: Comisión nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad (CONABIO)
Title abbreviated: CONABIO
Creator: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO) <Mexico>
Abstract: Given that Mexico is one of the five megadiverse countries with the highest biological diversity – which means that it is blessed with a very high number of ecosystem types, animal and plant species, and great genetic variation – it is important that such richness is afforded special consideration by government, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions, and that the conservation and the sustainable use of the country’s biological diversity is promoted. For this reason, an International Meeting on the Problems of the Knowledge and Conservation of Biodiversity was held on February 13 and 14, 1992. This meeting was convened by the President of Mexico, with the main discussion issues covering the critical aspects of our present knowledge of biodiversity, the current risks to biodiversity and the possible consequences of these risks, as well as the appropriate actions to be taken to safeguard its conservation. As a result of this meeting, the President of Mexico created, on March 16th, 1992, the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO). CONABIO is an Inter-Ministerial Commission mainly dedicated to: develop, maintain and update the National System of Biodiversity Information (SNIB); support projects and studies focused on the knowledge and sustainable use of biodiversity; advise governmental institutions and other sectors; undertake special projects; share knowledge on biological diversity; follow up on international agreements related to biodiversity, and provide services to the public. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Historical, geographic, persons treatment (578.09);
Biological resources (333.95)
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Spatial coverage: Middle America, Mexico
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English; Spanish
Format: website
Resource type: Official corporations and organisations
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2015-09-11
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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