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Biological diversity
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Definition(s)

The active management of the earth's natural resources and environment to ensure their quality is maintained and that they are wisely used. (Source: GEMET/PHC)
The concept is used in the context of biodiversity, environment, and natural resources, including protection and management. It refers to the act of preserving, guarding or protecting, meanwhile keeping in mind the sustainable character and wise use (Source: drafted)

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conservation
Russian
сохранение
Spanish
conservación
Chinese, Simplified
保护
Arabic
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with conservation

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with conservation. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Jeddah Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

Conservation and Sustainable Use projects

Ex situ conservation - The conservation work of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership

In situ conservation - Protecting the Protected Areas: Partnering to Expand the Most Precious 17% of the Planet