Establishing an early warning system for endangered animal breeds

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends:< (a) processing, storing and analysing animal genetic data at the global level, including the establishment of a world watch list and an early warning system for endangered breeds;< (b) preparing and publishing a world watch list on farm animal species at risk to enable national governments to take action to preserve endangered breeds and to seek technical assistance, where necessary;< (c) global assessment of scientific and intergovernmental guidance and review of regional and national activities;< (d) developing methodologies, norms and standards (including international agreements), monitoring their implementation and providing related technical and financial assistance.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 15: Life on Land