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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Biological Diversity, International Protection

Nele Matz-Lück

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 February 2019

Subject(s):
Regional co-operation — Endangered species — Marine environment, protection — Climate change — Pollution

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 According to the definition upon which the States Parties to the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity (‘CBD’) agreed in Art. 2 CBD ‘Biological Diversity’ means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. This broad and comprehensive definition includes three elements of diversity: genetic diversity, ie the variation of genes within a species; species...
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