Global Biodiversity Strategy: Guidelines for Action to Save, Study and Use Earth's Biotic Wealth Sustainably and Equitably
In September 1989 WRI, IUCN, and UNEP, spearheaded an unprecedented three-year initiative to develop a program to prevent destruction of the world's biodiversity. An International Coordinating Group was established and partner organizations around the world were brought in as collaborators. The outcome was the publication of the Global Biodiversity Strategy: Guidelines for Action to Save, Study, and Use Earth's Biotic Wealth Sustainably and Equitably. The Strategy includes 85 specific proposals for action to conserve biodiversity at the national, international, and local levels. It is intended to simulate fundamental changes in how individuals, nations, and organizations perceive, manage, and use the earth's biological wealth.The Strategy, appeared when many of the world's governments were negotiating the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Strategy is a complementary initiative, providing a framework for actions that should be taken by governments and non-governmental organizations in support of the Convention.