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The United Nationâ€™s executive secretary on biodiversity said Tuesday that approval of a global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources should occur by July 2012.
According to the UNâ€™s top biodiversity official, growing cities must increase parkland, plant trees, and recycle resources to protect plants and animals.
Worms, bacteria and beetles living below ground are part of the largest and least known trove of life on earth that could have spin-offs from farming to pharmaceuticals, a UN report said on Wednesday.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.