The Amazon is considered one of the regions with the greatest wealth of biological diversity on the planet, sheltering the richest diversity of birds, freshwater fish, primates and butterflies. The region is considered the world’s last refuge for various endangered species such as harpy eagles and pink river dolphins, and it is the habitat for a third of the planet’s known vascular plant species.
Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity requires coordinated and organized public management. That is why, as a result of a series of meetings, more than a year of intense negotiation, dedicated technical work and political will and determination, the Amazonian countries agreed on the Regional Program of Biological Diversity for the Amazon Basin/Region, in May 2021.
The Program is focused on the objectives related to the conservation and sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; as well as the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from the use of genetic resources, in accordance with the national legislation of the MC and in line with the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and particularly with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) linked to biological diversity; and the strengthening of national capacities to contribute to and implement the commitments agreed under the CBD and its management tools.
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