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Colombia

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National Celebrations

Report on National Events of the International Year of Biodiversity

Official site of the International Year of Biodiversity in Colombia

Website of the the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development - Celebration of the World Environment Day in Colombia (in Spanish).

National Events to commemorate The International Year Of Biodiversity in Colombia
March - April - May - June - July - August
Prepared by Instituto Alexander von Humboldt. More information can be found by visiting the following site: www.2010colombia.com

Bioversity International – Americas Group: Summary of activities Oct – Dec 2010 - Supplement on information products and resources

Dates and VenueEvent
26 January 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Launch of International Year of Biodiversity in Colombia
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
25 February - 4 March 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Workshop : A Policy for the Conservation of Biodiversity in the Capital District (Bogota)
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
25 - 26 February 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Lecture : Biodiversity : Why Are We Losing It?; How Can We Get It Back? / Presenter: Sebastian Walker
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
1 March 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Expedición Colombia : Launch of Biodiversity Education and Editiorial Project
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
18 March 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Visualizing Territory, Envisioning Landscape Transformations / Presenter : Dr. Kellie Vaché, Bioingenieríe Regional, University of Oregon State, USA
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
22 - 28 March 2010
Cali
Confirmed
International Year of Biodiversity Event at the ABS talks
Organized by:
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
8 April 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Cooperation and Competition in Biodiversity Economics / Presenter : Dr. Juan Camilo Cádenas, Economía de Recursos Naturales, Universidad Andes
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
21 April 2010
Medellín
Tardes de Ingenio: Biodiversidad y genómica en Colombia
22 April 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Después de Copenhague ¿en qué quedamos con el cambio climático?
22 April - 15 May 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Exposición Homenaje al Planeta / Obras de Liliana Duran
6 May 2010
Bogota
Ecosystem-Based Adaptation / Presenter : Ms Angela Andreade, Antropóloga, MSc Planificación de uso de la tierra, Comisión Ecosistemas UICN
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
12 May 2010
Bogotá
Seminario: Tráfico Ilegal de Fauna Silvestre
20 May 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
The International Panel : Health and Biodiversity / Presenter : Dr. Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH Faculty, Harvard Medical School, USA
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
21 - 22 May 2010
Cúcuta
Confirmed
Dia de la Biodiversidad, Inventarios Rapidos en la cuenca baja del Rio Pamplonita
18 June - 31 July 2010
Bogota
Florilegio Art Exhibition / Organized by Dancing Elephant Projects
24 June 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Endangered Species and Climate Change
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
8 July 2010
Bogota
Confirmed
Migraciones humanas y cambios ecosistémicos / Presenter : Dr. Emilio Moran, University of Indiana, USA
Organized by:
**Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt
23 October 2010
Bojaca
Confirmed
Curso en Técnicas de Ascenso al Dosel
5 - 16 January 2011
Bogota
Learning Journey: Biodiversity and Culture in Colombia
 
El Zoológico Jaime Duque se encuentra ubicado en Tocancipá – Colombia. Resumen de actividades para el Año.

Todos somos un semillero de vida
La Fundacion CD Viviendas, ONG, fundada en 1990 y el Proyecto Semillas de Vida quiere hacer conocer en Sur América y el mundo el Parque Ecológico que desarrollaremos sobre 50 Hectáreas de terreno de nuestra propiedad sobre los Cerros de Bogotá y queremos unir esfuerzos en el Año Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica.

  Events hosted by the Sede de Investigacion Universitaria - (UdeA) Medellin – Colombia. Posters (zip file)

  Celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity in La Universidad de los Andes (In Spanish)
Contest - ExhibitionSymposium

Partners

Amazonia Reforestation

www.myreforestation.com
Amazonia Reforestation plants tropical trees for profit, socio-economic development and expanded wildlife habitat in Vichada, Colombia. Investors can participate in this program by buying fast growing tropical trees and sharing in the returns based on a 10 year cycle. We follow a sustainable model with mixed-species cultivation and staggered harvesting and replanting for the maximum benefit of the planet and local wildlife. Our program also seeks to commercialize native tree species that otherwise would be logged from natural forests, by supporting native tree seed collection, nurseries and planting. We believe that biodiverse plantations with modern forestry practices offer the best results for humans and local wildlife alike.

Canto de alarma

www.cantodealarma.blogspot.com
We are an art group that develops projects related to environmental conservation, biodiversity, and promotion of cultural creative proposal and self-sustaining alternatives to awaken from artistics activities for environmental awareness. We work building a virtual network of individuals and groups interested in performing artistics initiatives that promote respect and care for nature in all its forms and to propose different views in solving environmental problems from a playful, expressive and experimental look. We call on artists and people from all disciplines who want to manifest for the planet.

Co2 Tropical Trees

www.co2tropicaltrees.com
CO2 Tropical Trees is a tropical tree planting program in Vichada, Colombia. Consumers can make their vehicles carbon neutral by planting sufficient tropical trees to balance their car’s CO2 emissions. A tropical tree planted under this program sequesters an average of 50 lbs or 22.6 kg of carbon per year. Trees are planted in plantations and natural reserves, with an emphasis on native tree species where possible for expanded wildlife habitat. This program fights climate change and global warming in a direct and scientifically verifiable manner by not only sequestering carbon, but also by seeding cloud cover. Reducing global warming promotes biodiversity by protecting species endangered by climate change.

Ecodiversity Fondation Colombia

www.ecodiversidad.org
Ecodiversity Colombia Fondation is a non-profit organization, designed to work the design and implementation of programs that include research and conservation of biological diversity, ecosystem diversity and cultural diversity with ethnic and socio-economic development. The implementation of the activities of our members is made at a national, regional and local level of the Colombian territory. These programs involve government sectors, academics, scientists and civilians.

Fondo para la Acción Ambiental y la Niñez - Fondo Acción

www.accionambiental.org
Fondo para la Acción Ambiental y la Niñez is private Colombian non profit organization, created in 2000 under the Bilateral Agreement of the Initiative for the Americas, with the governments of the United States of America. Fondo Acción funds environmental and children’s projects -identified through calls for proposals- designed and implemented by civil society organizations, with the purpose of generating significant and permanent changes in Colombia’s society concerning: a) biodiversity conservation, sustainable and equitable development, and b) childhood protection and developmen.

Natural Reserve La Pedregoza

www.pedregoza.org
The Natural Reserve La Pedregoza/Reserva Natural La Pedregoza is dedicated to the conservation of native tree species and the preservation of endangered wildlife. Located on the banks of the Rio el Bita in Vichada, Colombia, this natural reserve has two old growth inundation or riparian forests, as well as two densely treed morichals, which are savannah drainage creeks named after the majestic moriche palms that grace their banks. La Pedregoza, which means Rocky Place in Spanish, is home to a large variety of birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians, aquatic mammals, insects and decorative fish. The founders of this natural reserve, a Canadian family, plan to double its size.

Organización para la Educación y Protección Ambiental

www.opepa.org
OpEPA is a Colombian non-profit organization, whose mission is to reconnect children and youth with the Earth so that they act in an environmentally sustainable manner. Through this reconnection, children and youth may become agents in reducing environmental degradation and promoting a more sustainable generation of decision makers.

Our educational experiences integrate ecological, social, economic, and cultural aspects, producing attitudes and actions directed to preserve the environment. By means of specific projects and campaigns, OpEPA hopes to act as a catalyst in each individual and increase environmental conscience. OpEPA aims to promote a better understanding and enjoyment of the cultural, ethnic and natural diversity of our world, and to create an awareness of the necessity of preserving this diversity.