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Conserving Biodiversity on Land and in Water

Conservation is an American tradition that creates and sustains economic opportunity and protects the plants, animals, and natural places that communities need to thrive. By investing in the world’s priority biodiversity areas, we can help the world’s most vulnerable people grow nutritious food, build peace, and commit to good governance of the environment.
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Nature is declining at unprecedented rates in human history and an estimated 1 million plant and animal species face extinction. Declines in biodiversity and ecosystem services threaten to undermine progress toward many global development goals for poverty, hunger, health, oceans, and land.

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Guided by the Agency’s Biodiversity Policy and Environmental and Natural Resource Management Framework, USAID works in more than 50 countries to conserve biodiversity, leverage private sector funds, fight conservation crime, and support sustainable fisheries. 

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