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Latin America and the Caribbean region launches 10-year Action Plan to restore ecosystems February 09,2021   |  Source: India Education Diary

Latin America and the Caribbean today adopted regional plan containing 10 actions to promote the recovery of terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems in the next decade. The Action Plan for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration was agreed today at the XXII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean, as part of a decision to prevent future pandemics and accelerate sustainable recovery in the region through the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems. This collaborative effort, aimed at reverting the negative impacts of degradation that are already underway, as well as those that are likely to emerge in the near future, is in line with the UN Decade on Ecosystem restoration (2021-2030), a global initiative to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The Decade, which was introduced by the government of El Salvador, is led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

The region is particularly rich in terms of biodiversity, with seven of the most diverse countries in the world. Yet, in spite of protecting 24.2 per cent of its land and 17.5 per cent of its marine areas, many ecosystems have been significantly degraded,

Theme(s): Landing Centres, Communities and Organisations, Fisheries Development and Aquaculture, Fisheries Resources, Post Harvest Technology and Trade, Coastal Ecosystems and Threats, Freshwater ecosystems and threats, Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods, Others.

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