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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is a multilateral treaty

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Overview of the Convention 

Conscious of the intrinsic value of biological diversity and of the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of biological diversity and its components,
Conscious also of the importance of biological diversity for evolution and for maintaining life-sustaining systems of the biosphere,
Stressing the importance of, and the need to promote, international, regional and global cooperation among States and intergovernmental organizations and the non-governmental sector for the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components, the State Parties determined to conserve and sustainably use biological diversity for the benefit of present and future generations. 
The Sultanate signed this convention on 10th June 1992 and joined it on 7 December 1994 vide the Royal Decree 199/1994. 

Aims of the convention 

The objectives of this Convention are 
  1. The conservation of biological diversity
  2. The sustainable use of its components 
  3. Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources

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