If you are organising an event to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, we encourage you to share your activities with us and everyone in your country. If you wish to see the information below in your official language, please send us a translation (.doc or .pdf) at iyb2010@cbd.int.

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United Arab Emirates

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National Celebrations

22 May 2010, International Day for Biodiversity Celebrations in Ras Al Khaimah. Activities developed by the Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA-RAK). English - Arabic

Celebration of International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) 2010 in United Arab of Emirates – Action Plan (English)

Dates and VenueEvent
3 - 4 February 2010
Sharjah
Confirmed
Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula : Organized by Environment Protected Areas Authority, Government of Sharjah, UAE
Organized by:
Government of Sharjah, Environment Protected Areas Authority, United Arab Emirates
23 March 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Presentation a lecture entitled "IUCN Red List for endangered species and an introduction to CITES"
1 May 2010
Dubai
Participation in the Environmental Sustainability Exhibition in cooperation with Zayed University
5 May 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Participation in the Environmental exhibition in Merdeif Shopping Mall
8 - 9 May 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Celebration for the World Migratory Bird Day occasion in Participation with Dubai municipality
11 May 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Presentation a lecture entitled" Biodiversity and ecotourism"
22 May 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Declaration of the International Year for Biodiversity
23 May 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Biodiversity and protected areas in UAE
17 June 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Participation by a lecture entitled "Biodiversity and Desertification combating, A Double Faced Coin"
1 - 30 September 2010
Abu Dhabi
Tentative
Field trips to the protected areas and National parks
16 September 2010
Dubai
Confirmed
Participation in the Celebration for the World Ozone day
 
Sharjah Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula, 3-4 February 2010
The Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula was held at the American University of Sharjah during 3 and 4 February. The two-day conference was organised by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Government of Sharjah under the patronage of His Highness Sheik Dr Sultan bin Mohammed al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. Read summary (pdf) - Website.

  Splash Kids Workbook
This is one of the education materials offered to all schoolchildren whom visit the dolphinarium facility. Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air conditioned indoor Dolphinarium in the Middle East. Website

  The Tree's Genie
Planting trees activities organized by the ENO Program and National Commission for UNESCO at the school ATHAN Basic Education - Ras Al Khaima.

Partners

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

www.mbzspeciesconservation.org
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, is committed to elevating the importance of species conservation globally by providing support for initiatives which make a real difference to species survival through projects which target direct species conservation.