Friday, December 3, 2010

International Treaty Addresses Invasive Species

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty among 193 countries that addresses the global loss of invasive species, made a non-binding agreement to save the world's biodiversity. One of the main goals of CBD is to minimize the spread of invasive species, which is a major contributing factor to the world's large extinction of species. Studies have also proven that the spread of invasive species contributes to climate change. Click here to read more the global spread of invasive species and to watch a research video on invasive species.