Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike. It is vital to transform people’s roles, actions and relationships with biodiversity, to halt and reverse its decline.

UNESCO welcomes COP 15 Global Biodiversity agreement

The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) adopted a landmark roadmap to 2030 which includes area-based targets such as designating 30% of the Earth’s land surface a protected area and restoring 30% if the planet’s degraded terrestrial, inland water, coastal and marine ecosystems by 2030. UNESCO will be contributing to implementation of the Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, as the agreement is known, through its own networks of designated areas.

Protecting Biodiversity calls for #SharingHumanity. 

UNESCO supports biodiversity

UNESCO's transformative action

is based on three pillars:


the relationship between humans and nature


the harmony of our ecosystems


the power of youth

It’s about life!

A multimedia adventure through the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Environmental DNA Expeditions in UNESCO World Heritage Marine Sites

Measuring marine biodiversity, and the impacts of climate change

Ocean Biodiversity Information System

The world's largest marine biodiversity database, making science available for sustainable ocean management.

UN Biodiversity Conference - COP 15

Setting new global targets to halt and reverse the erosion of biodiversity


UNESCO’s actions for biodiversity: making peace with nature
Restoring biodiversity, reviving life
juillet - septembre 2021