Today, whilst researching UN initiatives to highlight the importance
of biodiversity for the well being of the planet, I came across several
organisations who are striving to improve open acces to data,
information and knowledge, relating to biodiversity conservation,
That's simply great!
Conservation Commons seems to be leading in this area, and within
their 'Principles of knowledge sharing' they remind us of Article 19
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
"that every individual has the right to freedom of opinion and expression,
that this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference
and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any
media and regardless of frontiers"
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