Closing Ceremony of Franco Egyptian Celebration Activities and IYB 2010 Egypt Pictures (947 KB)
Egypt is organising many activities for the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity.
The Nature Conservation Sector
(NCS) of the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs
, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, has prepared the plan celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, and has undertaken several initiatives to celebrate the Year
Here is a report on NCS’s achievements during for the month of March 2010
about biodiversity-related topics or programmes in Egypt:
Contribution of Egypt towards the International Year of Biodiversity during the first 6 months (January-June 2010). Report
Opening of the International Year of Biodiversity in Egypt
3-7 March 2010: At the formal opening of the International Year of Biodiversity, Egypt held celebrations at the Regional Biodiversity Hurghada Camp for youth and children. The tree-planting event comprised several days of activities ranging from preparation to cleaning the areas to be planted. Participants planted 750 trees in two areas in Hurghada City, while over 200 people planted Gazwalina, Vegas and Neem trees. Read the full report
. See the pictures
Egypt for North Africa second celebration: Let’s Take Care of Egypt
2-3 April 2010: The national conference, Lets Take Care of Egypt. We had the vision of bringing together more than 250 young people from schools and universities all around Egypt to learn and share their experience about maintaining environment, and especially biodiversity. Read more
. See the pictures
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
10 May 2010: GBO3 was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, during the SBSTTA/WGRI meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity. A parallel event was held in Egypt at the Cairo House Ministry of Environment, in Cairo city. GBO3 Action Plan
- GBO3 Press Release
State of Biodiversity in Africa 10 May 2010: Along with GBO3, the regional summary entitled "State of Biodiversity in Africa" was also launched.
International Day for Biodiversity
22 May 2010: In cooperation with EEAA and Alexandria Library, NCS contributed to the celebration of the International Day for Biodiversity.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information has released an article relating to the International Year of Biodiversity. – Please click here to view the article (in Arabic).
||World Environment Day at Bibliotheca Alexandria
27 May 2010: The Ceremony was organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC) at the BA Depository Library as well as the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, the National Council of Youth and Sport, and Alexandria University, under the auspices of the Governor of Alexandria General Adel Labib. Read the articles (in Arabic)