2019 Kuala Lumpur Declaration

From 21 – 25 July, the Society for Conservation Biology held its 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Organized under the theme “Conservation Beyond Boundaries: Connecting biodiversity with communities, governments and stakeholders,” more than 1,300 conservation and social scientists, business leaders and government officials from 87 nations attended the meeting to present the latest research in conservation science and solutions to global conservation challenges like species extinction. 
Participants collectively issued “The 2019 Kuala Lumpur Declaration: The Species Extinction Crisis is a Crisis of Humanity” that captures attendees’ concerns about the species extinction crisis and calls for immediate and sustained attention to address this challenge.
The Kuala Lumpur Declaration presents an opportunity to inform preparations for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the new global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity.