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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Costa Rica

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National Celebrations

Dates and VenueEvent
20 - 24 September 2010
Turrialba
Confirmed
VI Henry A. Wallace/CATIE. Inter-American Scientific Conference Series -“Agrobiodiversity in Mesoamerica: from Genes to Landscapes”
25 September - 1 October 2010
La Fortuna
Confirmed
CRiterio Ambiental - Film Festival
 
"CRiterio Ambiental", the 1st. International Environmental Film Festival in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica will take place in September 2010, with the gentle collaboration of the International WWF bureau in Switzerland, as well as the support of many important and diverse local governmental and non-governmental entities.


Though Costa Rica is a quite small country, it has the enormous privilege of hosting almost 6% of the world's biodiversity, a reason why it could be the perfect setting for an event in which the population and the international guests and visitors, will find an opportunity to interact and exchange important ideas on how to better preserve our habitat.


Partners

Fundación Green Pet

www.greenpetfoundation.org
La fundación Green Pet nace con objetivos y proyectos viables, urgentes además de necesarios para contrarrestar, mitigar, los efectos dañinos que causan sobre el planeta tierra, la contaminación, deforestación, entre muchos otros, que intensifican la destrucción del equilibrio elemental de la naturaleza. Objetivos:

  • Cultivar árboles en peligro de extinción y olvidados en programas de reforestación, con el fin de distribuirlos a domicilio en terrenos ociosos que sean aptos para albergarlos.
  • Protección te terrenos boscosos.
  • Generar cohesión social para proteger nuestro planeta
  • Crear instrumentos y mecanismos necesarios para garantizar una seguridad alimentaria, fomentando el desarrollo rural sostenible.

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad

www.inbio.ac.cr
The National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) of Costa Rica is a private research and biodiversity management center, established in 1989 to support efforts to gather knowledge on the country’s biological diversity and promote its sustainable use. The institute works under the premise that the best way to conserve biodiversity is to study it, value it, and utilize the opportunities it offers to improve the quality of life of human beings.

INBio is a non-governmental, non-profit, public interest organization of civil society that works in close collaboration with different government institutions, universities, the private sector and other public and private organizations, both within and outside Costa Rica.
Agenda 2010.

Le projet Québec-Costa Rica

www.quebec-costarica.org
Une approche intégrée de développement du territoire basée sur les services écosystémiques favorise la conservation de la biodiversité tout en permettant la présence des populations humaines. Le projet Québec-Costa Rica a pour objectifs de développer un S.I.G. de la biodiversité et l’élaboration d’une méthodologie de transfert de techniques, coopération et création de capacités vers la communauté de Gandoca en accord avec les principes de l’Agenda 21 Local. Cette expédition scientifique permet à une équipe d’étudiants du Cégep de l’Outaouais issus de 5 programmes d’études d’intégrer leurs compétences et de mettre en valeur la biodiversité et contribuer à sa conservation.