CBD Brochure on Ecological Networks Highlights Adaptation Benefits

2 February 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a brochure titled “Case Studies Illustrating the Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Networks,” highlighting climate change adaptation as one of the benefits.

Developed with the financial support of the Dutch Government, the brochure provides a broad examination of the benefits of ecological networks, including how the concept is applied in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, the achievement of the 2010 biodiversity target, and how these networks can contribute to poverty alleviation and address climate change issues. With regard to adaptation to climate change, it includes case studies on the Gondwana link in Australia and the Yellowstone to Yukon initiative in the US. [The Brochure]