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Side Event

Achieving the 2020 Targets: Protecting the Right Areas

Conservation International

Date and Time
20 October 2010 18:15 - 19:45

Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10)

Bringing the right areas under some sort of management regime is a crucial piece of the strategy for achieving the CBD’s objectives and several of the proposed post-2010 targets – namely targets 5, 11, 12, 14 and 15. This side event will showcase analyses of where the most important areas for protection are located globally – from known site-scale priorities of key habitats and species, to areas that deliver key ecosystem services, to areas of overlap between them. Specific national-level examples will be presented and estimates of the costs of placing these areas under effective management will also be discussed.