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Engaging children and youth on biodiversity at the Farnborough International Airshow

Montreal, 23 July 2010 – More than 3,000 students from over 200 schools across the United Kingdom were given a lesson on the crucial importance of biodiversity to human well-being and to our future at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow. Speaking to students at the opening of the Airshow’s "Futures Day" on 23 July 2010, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) spoke of the imperative for all stakeholders in society—not least young people—to work together to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and stem its loss.

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