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Biodiversity consultations commence

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Thur Mar 13, 2013

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is taking its message of biodiversity and the fight against land degradation to the communities, with a series of consultations throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

So far, the consultations have reached out to six of the 10 locations, where the sessions, facilitated by Dr Reynold Murray, are scheduled to take place.

Discussions were held in Union Island, Spring Village, Georgetown, Vermont, Rose Bank and Stubbs, with meetings slated to take place in Layou, Mesopotamia, Sandy Bay and Kingstown later this month.

During the sessions, committee members were briefed on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the United Nations Convention to Biological Diversity, and this country’s obligation to develop a national action plan to combat desertification and drought, as well as the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.

The public was also informed about sustainable development and the importance of using the environment in a sustainable manner to ensure that it will be beneficial for the future generations.

The communities were encouraged to provide feedback in relation to the problems faced by them and the possible solutions moving forward.

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