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COP 8 Decision VIII/32

Potential impact of avian influenza on biodiversity

The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report of brainstorming meeting on the potential impact of avian influenza on wildlife, held in Curitiba, Brazil, on 19 March 2006 (UNEP/CBD/COP/8/INF/47);

2. Invites Parties, through the Bureau, to request the Executive Secretary to initiate similar consultations as and when there arise emerging issues that may impact upon the implementation of the Convention.