A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. We damaged our land through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Agriculture is also reliant on land health and on fertility. Land ecosystems, such as forests, harbour a staggering biodiversity of plants and animals. Achieving this objective requires bold action to restore terrestrial ecosystems, such as forests, to end desertification, to protect biodiversity, and to eliminate poaching and animal trafficking.

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20 May 2024

World Bee Day

Organizations

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

BRS

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Better Cotton Initiative

BCI

biovision

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Biovision Foundation

Biovision Foundation

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention

CERN

Intergovernmental Organizations

European Organization for Nuclear Research

CERN

GEO Secretariat

Intergovernmental Organizations

Group on Earth Observations

GEO

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

International Organization for Standardization

ISO

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

MAVA Foundation

MAVA

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Thematic Platforms

SDG Lab

SDG Lab

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Shamba Centre for Food & Climate

Shamba Centre for Food & Climate

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Unearthodox

Unearthodox

UNEP

Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

UNDP

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Development Programme Office in Geneva

UNDP Geneva

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE

UNITAR

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR

UNOG

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG

Intergovernmental Organizations

World Meteorological Organization

WMO

Experts

Ben Janse van Rensburg

Ben Janse van Rensburg is the Chief of the Enforcement Unit at CITES.

Bruno Oberle

Bruno Oberle is the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Celeste Saulo

Celeste Saulo is Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), effective on 1 January 2024. 

Charlotte Pavageau

Charlotte Pavageau works as an advocacy and policy at Biovision Foundation.

David Morgan

David Morgan is the Chief of the Science Unit at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Dorsa Sheikholeslami

Dorsa Sheikholeslami is a Nature-based Solutions Programme Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Eva Zabey

Eva Zabey is the Executive Director of Business for Nature.

Grethel Aguilar

Grethel Aguilar is the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), effective from 20 October 2023.

Ivo Mulder

Climate Finance Unit Head, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Ivonne Higuero

Ivonne Higuero is the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Jean-Christophe Vié

Jean-Christophe Vié

Jean-Christophe Vié is the Director of the Franklinia Foundation.

Jon Hutton

Jon Hutton is the Director Executive Director for Global Conservation Impact at WWF International.

Juan Carlos Vasquez

Juan Carlos Vasquez is the Chief of Legal Affairs and Compliance at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Luca Chinotti

Luca Chinotti is a Senior Specialist in Multilateral Affairs at WWF.

Marco Lambertini

Marco Lambertini is Special Envoy of WWF International.

Marisol Estrella

Marisol Estrella is the Programme Coordinator for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Disasters and Conflicts Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Minna Epps

Minna Epps is the Director of IUCN Ocean team.

Musonda Mumba

Musonda Mumba is the seventh Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands.

Otto Simonett

Otto Simonett is the Director of Zoï Environment Network.

Paola Deda

Paola Deda is the Director of Forest, Land and Housing Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Peter Bille Larsen

Peter Bille Larson is Senior Lecturer and Associate Researcher, at the Environmental Governance and Territorial Development Institute and Department of Sociology, of the University of Geneva.

Rachel Gaughan

Rachel Gaughan is a consultant in the Legal Unit of the CITES Secretariat.

Radhika Murti

Director, Centre for Society and Governance

Salman Hussain

Salman Hussain is the Coordinator of the The Economics Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).

Sofie H. Flensborg

Sofie H. Flensborg is a Programme Officer in the Outreach and Projects Unit of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Sonia Peña Moreno

Sonia Peña Moreno is the Director of the International Policy Centre at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Stewart Maginnis

Stewart Maginnis is the Deputy Director General in charge of Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Trevor Sandwith

Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme.

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