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Biological diversity is the variety of life on Earth, from the simplest bacterial gene to the vast, complex rainforests of the Amazon. Human beings are an integral part of this diversity, as is the food, medicine, clothing and other biological resources that sustain us.
Recognizing the importance of biodiversity to our daily lives and the pressure that human activities are placing on our living world, governments adopted the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992 as a framework for action.
From the start it was understood that scientific knowledge and technological know-how would have a vital role to play in the implementation of the Convention. However, expertise in managing information and technology varies enormously from country to country. For this reason, the Convention has established a Clearing-House Mechanism to ensure that all governments have access to the information and technologies they need for their work on biodiversity.
The clearing-house is based on the philosophy that broad participation and easy access must be a top priority. Its database can therefore be tapped through both traditional and electronic means of communication.
National focal point of CHM in Latvia:
Agnese Priede
Nature Conservation Agency
Baznīcas Street 7, Sigulda,
LV-2150, Latvia
Tālr.: 00371 29640959 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: 00 371 67509544
E-mail: agnese.priede[at]