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Ecological, Economic, Cultural and Social Benefits of Protected Areas: Launch of SCBD publication "The Value of Nature"

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Date and Time
19 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

Although protected areas prove a vast amount of goods and services to the people, especially to the poor; they are greatly undervalued by markets, politicians, and by the general public. As a result, they are extremely under-funded, overlooked and face constant threats. During this side event, benefits of protected areas to human well being will be showcased and the brochure "The Value of Nature" will be launched by the CBD Secretariat.