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Benin

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National Celebrations

Website of the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Nature.

The Minister of Environment and Nature Protection’s message on the occasion of the celebrations for the International Year of Biodiversity (in French). Activities to highlight the International Year of Biodiversity (in French).

  International Day for Biodiversity
On 4 June, Benin held a day long celebration in the Lama Forest. To begin the day, there were speeches made by local officials. There was also a theatre production and folkloric dancing and singing. Later, many individuals partook in the planting of several trees. The participants then went on a trek through the Lama Forest. The variety of the flora and fauna were pointed as the visitors passed. The visitors had a chance to touch and examine some of the fascinating species found in the forest. Lastly, the participants visited local stands to see what products can be made and cultivated from the forest which helps with the region’s local economy. More information. Pictures

Dates and VenueEvent
March - July 2010
Cotonou
Confirmed
Tournois de Football « La biodiversité c’est la vie »
19 - 29 March 2010
Cotonou
Confirmed
Salon régional sur diversité biologique au Bénin
31 March 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Message à la Nation la veille du lancement officiel de l’AIDB
1 April 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Mise en terre des plants de l’AIDB par les autorités et lâchés d’animaux sauvages menacés d’extinction
1 April 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Table ronde sur le thème de l’AIDB
April - December 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Diffusion de spots et de films sur la biodiversité
1 April 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Présentation officielle du timbre postal sur l’AIDB
1 April - 30 May 2010
Porto-Novo
Tentative
Lancement de la caravane biodiversité
13 - 15 April 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Atelier de renforcement des capacités des acteurs nationaux sur l’APA
May - July 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Débats télévisés sur la biodiversité // Jeux-concours sur la biodiversité
May - December 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Emissions et de jeux interactifs sur les radios sur le thème de l’année
22 May 2010
Lama
Confirmed
Célébration la JIDB
25 - 29 May 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Mini- foire sur la biodiversité et l’agriculture
30 May 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Table ronde sur les menaces sur la biodiversité
June 2010
Porto-Novo
Confirmed
Organisation de cadre de concertation avec les acteurs nationaux pour sensibiliser sur les thématiques de la DB
1 July 2010
Cotonou
Confirmed
Séminaire sur les aires protégées au Bénin
5 - 7 July 2010
Abomey Calavi
Confirmed
Séminaire sur l’état de la biodiversité au Bénin
25 - 27 October 2010
Allada
International Symposium on Indigenous Fruit Trees for Dryland Africa: Domestication for Use in a Changing Environment