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Scientists Launch The International Biodiversity Observation Year (IBOY) To Raise Awareness Of Biodiversity

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January 3, 2001
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Limited awareness of biodiversity and its connections to our lives undermines the ability of public and policymakers to make decisions for sustainable development. So say prominent biologists and ecologists in a paper to be published in the January 2001 issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution, to mark the start of the International Biodiversity Observation Year.

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA - Limited awareness of biodiversity and its connections to our lives undermines the ability of public and policymakers to make decisions for sustainable development. So say prominent biologists and ecologists in a paper to be published in the January 2001 issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution, to mark the start of the International Biodiversity Observation Year, or IBOY for short. These and other scientists around the world have committed to making 2001 and 2002 breakthrough years in which to dramatically increase communication of their findings about the status of biodiversity and its links to human welfare. The IBOY is inspired by the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958, in which scientists worked together across disciplinary and national boundaries to advance knowledge about the Earth, oceans and atmosphere.


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