Convention on Biological Diversity
The objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity is to preserve the diversity of life on earth.
Its priorities are the protection and the sustainable use of the different components of biological diversity as well as the equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. More than 190 countries – among them also Austria – have ratified this Convention. The Convention focuses on the diversity of species, genes and habitats, their conservation, management or restoration.