Biological diversity: the year of The partridge

you are a vital, but little known: The "Aichi targets" should the species die exit by 2020. Up to now, this is not a success but. to see In the wild is hard

Biological diversity: the year of The partridge

you are a vital, but little known: The "Aichi targets" should the species die exit by 2020. Up to now, this is not a success but.

to see In the wild is hardly the partridge photo: Reuters

BERLIN taz | 2020. the year of the partridges, of the arable land herbs, the soil bacteria Because 2020 is quasi-advise on a monthly basis, on European or international conferences, such as the biological diversity of the world can be protected. Highlight of the big Meeting of the member States of the UN-Convention for the conservation of biological diversity in October in the Chinese Kumning is. To be analogous to the major climate conferences, the world community decide how they want to protect the diversity of species in the future.

however, That should actually not necessary, and the cow's 2020 long from the ice cream to be. Ten years ago, had made the world community, the loss of biodiversity and habitats, to stop, and at a UN conference in Nagoya, the so-called Aichi targets decided.

This should be achieved in that the conservation of biological diversity in political decisions is, of course, taken into account. Economic incentives or subsidies that threaten the conservation of biological diversity, should be deleted or reformed accordingly. It should hardly go spaces such as forests, lives lost, their condition does not deteriorate any longer. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries should be sustainable and bio-diversity. And so on and so on. "The objectives were, and are, well," said Friedrich Wulf from the Swiss nature conservation organization Pro Natura. "We don't have them implemented."

example Germany: The Federal Republic had set itself the target of 2 percent of the land area of convert areas in large area wilderness. "Anyway, we managed but only 0.6 per cent," says Nicola Uhde, nature conservation officer at the Federal environment and nature conservation. Also, the target of 5 percent of the natural forests were not reached, Uhde. To stop the mass extinction, was also a significant reduction in the use of pesticides in agriculture, in gardens and in urban Green necessary.

Also, the Situation of the coastal waters have not improved in the last few years, but is worsening, says Kim Detloff, the sea expert of the nature conservation Covenant. "The condition of reefs and seagrass beds is consistently bad, stocks of harbour Porpoises or sea-birds are even declining," said Detloff.

With its miserable balance sheet, Germany is not alone. Worldwide, the States have failed, the Aichi targets. Nevertheless, it finds conservationists Wulf makes sense of these goals: "Many governments have at least started biodiversity strategies put on, and to take measures," he says. "If we change the targets again, go to the processes possibly from the front, and we are losing valuable time." As a driver for positive change, he sees the EU currently. At the end of February or beginning of March, the Commission intends to present its biodiversity strategy 2030 and the international debate forward. The partridges may be curious.

Updated Date: 01 January 2020, 16:00

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