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Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB)
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Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB), began as a three-year pilot project an was the first major initiative in a broader ICLEI Biodiversity Program. LAB, which is now a full program, guides local governments in sustainable urban biodiversity conservation, enhancement, utilization and management.

LAB was initiated by various partners such as ICLEI, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), Countdown 2010, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and RomaNatura and is open to more cooperation from interested organisations.

At the time of LAB's inception, a select number of cities from all over the world - with track records of involvement and interest in biodiversity initiatives - were invited to participate in the LAB pilot project. These cities pioneered best ways for enhancing biodiversity protection at the local level. Read their accounts here.

LAB is coordinated by the ICLEI Africa Secretariat based in Cape Town, South Africa.