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Collaboration with the Convention on Biological

ecoHEALTH is engaged in a close collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in support of its work on biodiversity and health.


Side event at COP11 "Biodiversity and Health: strengthening synergies and collaboration", 8 Oct. 2012, Hyderabad, India

Organisers: DIVERSITAS ecoHEALTH, Secretariat of CBD, EcoHealth Alliance

This well-attended side event highlighted existing synergies between biodiversity conservation and protection of human health and well-being, and the opportunities and options for a more efficient science-policy interface on this topic. Presenters highlighted the latest scientific findings on the linkages between biodiversity and health using an ecosystem approach; regional case studies; and the opportunity of the health lens to implement the Aichi targets.

Presentations are downloadable here:

David Cooper, CBD: Introductory Remarks
Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, DIVERSITAS ecoHEALTH: Biodiversity and health: linkages and benefits
Wendy Jackson, New Zealand: Mental and physical health linkages
Daniel Buss, Brazil: Health and water linkages
Chris Bowden, RSPB: Diclofenac and vulture declines
Kathryn Campbell and Cristina Romanelli, CBD: CBD current collaboration on biodiversity and health: achieving the Aichi targets

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