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Mensaje de Merida sends Urgent Message to Reunite Climate Change with Wilderness Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

November 11th, 2009

The biggest announcement of Wild9 was released yesterday, 10 November 2009. The Chairman and Executive Committee issued The Merida Message (Mensaje de Merida), calling for the protection of critical land and sea wilderness areas to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity. The Message was launched with 16 founding signatories, and many individuals and organizations quickly responded with their support following the announcement.

“Wilderness protection on land and sea is key to both of these missions and the UNFCCC and CBD must work in a coordinated and urgent manner to facilitate protecting wilderness around the world,” said WILD9 Chairman Exequiel Ezcurra.

The Mensaje is available in English, French and Spanish. To sign the Mensaje as an organization, please send your organization name, logo and the name and title of your organizational representative to Emily Loose ( To sign the Mensaje as an indiviudal, reply to the Wild9 post or send your name, country and affiliation to Emily.