We are pleased to bring the June issue of Go4BioDiv Newsletter to you. There are many things to share this month. We welcome the second set of selected participants and are happy to share their experience with you. This month has been an eventful month for Go4BioDiv. The outstanding commitment of Go4Biodiv for engaging youth for spearheading conservation has been acknowledged and now officially recognised as a ‘UN Decade Project on Biological Diversity’. In this month, the contributions of the Go4BioDiv 2010 Messengers were published in the publication- Our Treasures at Risk- World Heritage in Times of Climate Change: Contributions from Youth Messengers across the Globe. A major highlight and one of the most-awaited events of the time was the Rio+20 conference, which concluded successfully has recognised the importance of biodiversity for sustainable development. We also bid farewell to Lonesome George, the symbol of Galapagos island.
Experience sharing on coastal marine biodiversity and engagement of youth in conservation are the key objectives of this newsletter, and the articles in Corner Piece and Youth Power fulfill this objective beautifully in this issue.
We are extremely delighted to have the valuable contributions and feedback from the readers so far, and would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of them.