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Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
U.N. Outlook

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Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 | 2

Foreword

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Foreword by the United Nations Secretary-General ................................... 5 Message from the Executive Director of UNEP ............................................... 6 Preface by the Executive Secretary of the CBD ............................................... 7
Executive Summary
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
U.N. Outlook

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Foreword

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Foreword by the United Nations Secretary-General ................................... 5 Message from the Executive Director of UNEP ............................................... 6 Preface by the Executive Secretary of the CBD ............................................... 7
Executive Summary

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Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 | 2
Table ofContents
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 | 3
\u00a9 Secretariat o\ue001 the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 (ISBN-92-9225-220-8) is an open access publication,
subject to the terms o\ue001 the Creative Commons Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/).
Copyright is retained by the Secretariat.
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 is \ue001reely available online: www.cbd.int/GBO3. An annotated

version o\ue001 the publication with complete re\ue001erences is also available \ue001rom the website. Users may download, reuse, reprint, modi\ue001y, distribute, and/or copy text, \ue000gures, graphs and photos \ue001rom Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, so long as the original source is credited.

The designations employed and the presentation o\ue001 material in Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
do not imply the expression o\ue001 any opinion whatsoever on the part o\ue001 the Secretariat o\ue001 the
Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the legal status o\ue001 any country, territory,
city or area or o\ue001 its authorities, or concerning the delimitation o\ue001 its \ue001rontiers or boundaries.

Citation:
Secretariat o\ue001 the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010) Global Biodiversity Outlook 3.
Montr\u00e9al, 94 pages.
Foreword
........................................................................................................4

Foreword by the United N\ue000tions Secret\ue000ry-Gener\ue000l................................... 5 Mess\ue000ge from the Executive Director of UNEP............................................... 6 Pref\ue000ce by the Executive Secret\ue000ry of the CBD............................................... 7

Executive Summary........................................................................................................ 8
Introduction
......................................................................................................14
Biodiversity in 2010...................................................................................................... 16

Species popul\ue000tions \ue000nd extinction risks....................................................... 24 Terrestri\ue000l ecosystems............................................................................................ 32 Inl\ue000nd w\ue000ters ecosystems..................................................................................... 42 M\ue000rine \ue000nd co\ue000st\ue000l ecosystems.......................................................................... 46 Genetic diversity........................................................................................................ 51 Current pressures on biodiversity \ue000nd responses....................................... 55

Biodiversity Futures for the 21st Century.......................................................................... 70

Terrestri\ue000l ecosystems............................................................................................. 74 Inl\ue000nd w\ue000ter ecosystems....................................................................................... 78 Co\ue000st\ue000l \ue000nd m\ue000rine ecosystems.......................................................................... 80

Towards a Strategy for Reducing Biodiversity Loss...................................................... 82 Acknowledgements...................................................................................................... 88 Photo Credits

..............................................................................................................91
List of Boxes, Tables and Figures.......................................................................................... 93

For \ue001urther in\ue001ormation, please contact:
Secretariat o\ue001 the Convention on
Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y 1N9
Phone: 1(514) 288 2220
Fax: 1 (514) 288 6588
E-mail: secretariat@cbd.int
Website: http://www.cbd.int

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