The International Geographical Union’s Commission on Biogeography and Biodiversity focuses on improving the understanding of the concept of ecosystem and its conservation. There are a variety of ecosystems such as those that occur in deserts, forests, wetlands, mountains, lakes, rivers, and agricultural landscapes. In each ecosystem, living creatures, including humans, form a community, interacting with one another and with the air, water, and soil around them. This can be applied to diversity at all levels of biological organization: diversity among individuals within a particular species (genetic diversity), the diversity of species in an ecosystem, and the diversity of ecosystems on Earth. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for sustainable development -
International Geographical Union
Commission on Biogeography and Biodiversity
Develop a network of professional geographers and a system of information on biogeography and biodiversity.
Develop information on NGOs, International organizations, private firms, and public agencies using geography, working in partnership with other IGU Commissions and study groups interested in issues related to biogeography. Information gathered includes addresses and emails for key persons and descriptions of the geographic skills and perspectives demanded.
The broad research objectives of the commission are as follow.
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