'Bright spots' can help islands navigate towards sustainable future, says UN biodiversity chief

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22 May 2014 - 18 Jan 2016
Tiny though some may be, islands play a huge role in sustaining life on the planet - making up less than 5 per cent of Earth's landmass, they are home to 20 per cent of all bird, reptile and plant species - and protecting their fragile ecosystems from ill-considered development, polluted waters and invasive species is the main focus of this year's International Day for Biodiversity.