Van Gogh NP
Van Gogh NP first official member from the Netherlands in the Global Coalition
On Word Wildlife Day 2020 the European Commissioner for Environment Virginijus Sinkevicius launched a new Global Coalition for Biodiversity. It calls on all national parks, aquariums, botanic gardens, zoos, science and natural history museums and research centres to join forces and make their voices heard about the decline of biodiversity, at a time science warns us 1 million species are at risk of extinction.
First official Dutch member
Van Gogh NP is proud to announce today that it becomes the first Dutch member in this movement. More than 150 organisations and institutions worldwide, such as the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, the Natural History Museum of Madrid or the Science Museum of Puerto Rico, have already signed the common pledge of the Coalition, calling all to act. Van Gogh NP becomes the second national park, after the announcement of the Axios Delta park in Greece. Dozens parks are expected to join us and we hope our announcement will convince many others from the Netherlands and beyond to raise awareness with us.More info about Global Coalition
Through our support we put our shoulders under the joint effort to improve biodiversity. Promoting this fits well with our own plans and with that we also support the initiatives that are currently being taken in Central Brabant.
With the establishment of the Global Coalition, the European Commission wants to further raise awareness about the nature crisis ahead of the crucial CoP 15 meeting
This United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in 2021 in the Chinese city of Kumming. It is the largest biodiversity meeting for 10 years.
During CoP15, the 196 parties are expected to adopt a new global framework to protect and restore nature. After the summit, the focus of the Global Coalition for Biodiversity will be on coordinated actions with tangible impact to restore and enhance biodiversity.