Glossary of terms related to the CBD


official confinement of regulated articles for observation and research or for further inspection, testing or treatment. [FAO bis]
quarantine pest
a pest of potential economic importance to the area endangered thereby and not yet present there, or present but not widely distributed and being offically controlled. [FAO bis]
quasi-option value
the value of the future information made available through the preservation of a resource. [GBA]
Quaternary period
the second and last period of the Cenozoic era extending from 2.5 million years ago to the present.

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