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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

05/21/2006
This includes semi arid lands such as the Karoo and the Horn of Africa, savannah landscapes such as the Eurasian steppes and the North American Great Plains, and so-called Mediterranean landscapes. Home to a richness of biological diversity, they are also central to the livelihoods of almost 2 billion people. Drylands ecosystems receive very erratic rainfall, and as a result are very fragile.
More information:
http://www.biodiv.org/programmes/outreach/awareness/biodiv-day-2006.shtml