CBD Notification on Preparations for the Global Biodiversity Outlook

7 August 2008: The Secretariat of the Convention on

Biological Diversity (CBD) has notified organizations participating in the

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership about the timetable for preparing the third

edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) and has invited these

organizations to make the latest scientific information available for the


The GBO provides a summary of the status of biological diversity and

an analysis of the steps being taken by the global community to ensure that

biodiversity is conserved and used sustainably, and that benefits arising from

the use of genetic resources are shared equitably. GBO-3 will be formally

launched in 2010, the year proclaimed as the International Year of

Biodiversity, and a working draft will become available in early 2009. [The Notification]