Tim Wall, producer of "Global Journalist": The United Nations convention on biodiversity has been in effect for over 17 years, yet species are disappearing faster than ever. The surviving wildlife is sometimes valued only for the money that can be extracted from it. The convention on biodiversity is meeting this week in Nagoya, Japan. They hope to set measurable goals to slow the disappearance of animals and plants by 2020. They will also examine a practice known as bio-prospecting and its illegal cousin, bio-piracy. Will the convention’s decisions and goals have the ability to change the decisions and industrial practices, or will their words be just more hot air in an already warming world?
GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Making sense of the UN and biodiversity policy
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