ENGO Editor for Biodiversity Best Practices Handbook
When: September 29 and 30, 2009
In advance of the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, the Canadian Environmental Network launched a Best Practices/Case Studies Contest to gather innovative and effective examples of environmental non-governmental organizations’ (ENGOs) work related to the conservation, sustainable use, and awareness of biodiversity.
The “winning” case studies and best practices were featured in a 20-page handbook that is posted on the RCEN website and was distributed to Environment Canada and the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
The RCEN selected one editor (and one alternate) to compile and edit approximately 12 “winning” case studies and best practices into an attractive booklet format.
Selected ENGO delegate:
- Maggie Paquet, Citizens' Stewardship Coalition, BC
- Alternate: Lindy Clubb, The Mixedwood Forest Society, MB
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was negotiated with a view to mitigate biodiversity loss on a global scale.
The objectives of the Convention are biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of biological resources, and the equitable sharing of benefits derived from the use of genetic resources. Within the framework of the Convention, Parties address various aspects of biodiversity. The CBD focuses its analyses and activities around ecosystems, and particularly forest, arid lands and marine ecosystems. Some of the main issues tackled by the CBD include the study of the Convention’s application; protected areas; biosecurity; exotic invasive species; and access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.