Everywhere in the world, as a result of economical development and/or land-use change, biodiversity is diminishing. In order to curb this trend but, at the same time, protect biodiversity and sustain healthy ecosystems, efforts towards harmonious coexistence between biodiversity and human society need to be understood and promoted among civil-society.
Facing the fact that various changes particularly those caused by human activities, are directly responsible for the extinction of many species, the objective of this International Seminar, which is the 3rd in a series of International Seminars on Biodiversity, is to deepen our understanding on the importance of biodiversity and discuss the need for a more harmonious coexistence with nature and the benefits it provides.
In so doing, interesting practices in agriculture and forestry in the Hyogo Prefecture, as well as international efforts for promoting biodiversity-related policies, will also be introduced.
Organised by: Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), Hyogo Prefectural Government
Co-organised by: DIVERSITAS in Western Pacific and Asia (DIWPA)
Supported by: Ministry of the Environment, JAPAN; Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Kansai Research Centre; Hyogo Environmental Advancement Association; and The Japanese Society of Environmental Education, Kansai Branch
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