The idea behind gybn is to create a global youth network that unites young people and youth organizations from all parts of the world and all walks of life through one common goal: To halt the loss of Biodiversity as soon as possible!
Despite biodiversity’s crucial importance for all life on Earth, species continue to be lost at an unprecedented rate. This rate is estimated to be between
1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate - every twenty minutes another species goes extinct forever! Natural diversity is not only about preserving the beauty of nature,
but also about securing the basis for our survival.
In light of these alarming facts, youth delegates from 31 countries gathered at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-10) in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010, and expressed their wish to establish a Global Youth Biodiversity Network.
gybns mission is to provide a global platform to get in touch with each other and have the opportunity to join forces for the protection of biological diversity on our planet. gybn also aims to become the international coordination platform for youth participation in the CBD and is committed to bring the opinions and positions of youth into the negotiations. It is officially supported by the CBD Secretariat.
For more information see: www.gybn.org
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