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U.N. Biodiversity Summit Yields Welcome and Unexpected Progress

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Science  05 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6005, pp. 742-743
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6005.742

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Delegates, advocates, and observers were braced for the worst going into the last week of a biodiversity summit. Instead, at a marathon closing plenary session, the parties agreed to an ambitious plan to halt the loss of biodiversity, an agreement to combat biopiracy, a scheme to increase conservation funding, and a raft of related policy statements. Not everyone got what they wanted, but most got something they could live with.