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UN Report Acknowledges Healthy Ecosystems as Human Right for the First Time

April 10, 2017 |


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This article was originally published on International Union for Conservation of Nature

“This is the first-ever UN report acknowledging that the loss of  biodiversity undermines human rights, for example by reducing agricultural and fisheries outputs, negatively affecting health or removing filters from the water cycle. By conserving biodiversity, states therefore also contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on food security, health and water, among others.

The UN report’s recognition of the link between human rights and biodiversity should promote collaboration between the conservation, human rights and development communities to achieve the objectives of sustainable development…”

Read on at: International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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