Switzerland's official website for the International Year of Biodiversity 2010.
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Countdown 2010 is a powerful network of active partners working together towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Each partner commits to specific efforts to tackle the causes of biodiversity loss. The Countdown 2010 Secretariat – hosted by the IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe – facilitates and encourages action, promotes the importance of the 2010 Biodiversity Target and assesses progress towards 2010. An Assembly of all Partners meets annually to review the overall direction of Countdown 2010. Countdown 2010 is guided by a core Advisory Board.
The 2010 Biodiversity Target is one of four new targets being incorporated into the Millennium Development Goals, as proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his report to the 61st General Assembly.
The Encyclopedia will be an online reference and database on all 1.8 million species currently known to science and will stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described species. The Encyclopedia of Life will help all of us better understand life on our planet.