Conserving our planet, hectare by hectare
With the increasing pressures on our planet, biodiversity-responsible management needs to be encouraged, recognised and supported. GDI (the Green Development Initiative) facilitates international recognition and support for area-based biodiversity management.
We are establishing a transparent, online registry of areas that are managed according to core objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which has been ratified by over 190 countries. These objectives are to conserve biodiversity and use it sustainably. The GDI is based on the CBD recognition that:
“The fundamental requirement for the conservation of biological diversity is the in-situ conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings.”
The pilot GDI Registry will be launched soon and we are looking for pilot GDI Areas.
• Propose a GDI Area! Download the GDI Area Proposal Flyer.
• Distribute the GDI Flyer to friends and colleagues.
• Support GDI Areas. Contact us at email@example.com or 41 22 999 0106,
GDI Secretariat, Earthmind Office, IUCN Conservation Centre, Rue Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland