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Governments agree to halt biodiversity loss

The sixth meeting of parties to the UN biodiversity convention ended in the Netherlands on Friday with agreement to strengthen efforts to halt "alarming" biodiversity loss worldwide. Governments agreed a strategic plan to the end of the decade and adopted guidelines on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing, an international work programme on forests and guiding principles on combating alien invasive species. The meeting was described as a "turning point" for the convention by its Dutch hosts, but left environmental groups disappointed. See biodiversity convention, press release, and coverage in Earth negotiations bulletin.

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