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.

If you have videos and photos of your celebrations of the International Year of Biodiversity, please send them to us!

France

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National Celebrations

France's Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 (in French)

Offcial French website for the International Year of Biodiversity.

If you missed the Ministry on Facebook (19 May 2010), you can find the messages here!
On May 19th, leading up to the International Day for Biodiversity, the French Ministry of Sustainable Development shared the actions implemented in France to promote biodiversity. Short films, information on the events organised in France and other important information. You will know everything about biodiversity!

Dates and VenueEvent
4 September 2009 - 31 December 2012
Paris
Tara Oceans Exhibition
9 January - 9 October 2010
Paris
Concours: La capitale Française de la biodiversité
20 January 2010
Paris
L'Homme dans la biodiversité
20 January 2010
Paris
Confirmed
Children's Photo Exhibition
Organized by:
National Geographic Society
20 January 2010
Paris
Confirmed
French Nature Congress
Organized by:
Comité français de l’UICN
21 - 22 January 2010
Paris
Confirmed
High-Level Event for the IYB : Launch of the UNESCO Biodiversity Exhibition
Organized by:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
21 January - 16 December 2010
Gap
Confirmed
Cycle de conférence Bi"eau"diversité
25 - 29 January 2010
Paris
Confirmed
UNESCO Scientific Conference
Organized by:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
8 March - 4 April 2010
Brest
Confirmed
Mois de la Science - Évolution et diversité
15 March 2010 - 30 June 2011
Paris
Exhibition "Biodiversités nos vies sont liées"
17 March 2010
Paris
Biodiversité et économie, une question d'interdépendance
19 - 20 March 2010
Aquitania
La nuit de la biodiversité
1 - 7 April 2010
Saint-Chamond
Confirmed
Semaine sur l'environnement et le développement durable - Biodiversité
Organized by:
Ville de Saint-Chamond, France
14 April 2010
Paris
Confirmed
Secrets de plantes
Organized by:
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
21 April 2010
Paris
Biodiversité et société, perspective culturelle
2 May 2010
Gap
Printemps d’Espinasses
3 - 7 May 2010
Paris
Confirmed
Global Oceans Conference
Organized by:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
10 - 12 May 2010
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Conférence française pour la biodiversité
17 - 18 May 2010
Papeete
Confirmed
A l'École de la biodiversité / Organized by Ministère de la Santé et de l'Ecologie et Ministère de l'Education, de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche du Gouvernement de la Polynesie Française
19 May 2010
Paris
Jardins, biodiversité ordinaire et extraordinaire
22 - 24 May 2010
Paris
Nature Capitale
22 May 2010
Malbuisson
Rando-découverte de nos forêts avec l'ONF - Fête de la Nature
23 May 2010
Ste-Rose
Randonnée Botanique et hydraulique pour la Fête de la Nature
23 - 24 May 2010
Le Guerno
Les Rencontres de Branféré
1 - 1 June 2010
Gap
Biodiversité au Jardin
3 June 2010
Paris
Déclin de la biodiversité : est-ce grave ?
3 - 6 June 2010
Papeete
Confirmed
Journées de l’environnement / Organized by Ministère de la Santé et de l'Ecologie et Ministère de l'Education, de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche du Gouvernement de la Polynesie Française
9 - 16 June 2010
Brest
Des botanistes en herbe pour des Zerbaz Péï
13 - 18 June 2010
Montpellier
Confirmed
5th International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal (1985-2010) / Organized by UMR 7179 CNRS-MNHN
Organized by:
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
13 June 2010
Rouen
La Journée «Espaces Naturels Sensibles, Aventurez-vous !»
13 - 18 June 2010
Montpellier
FSD 2010 Field Trip
17 - 18 June 2010
Castanet Tolosan
Confirmed
Déveloper les BRF : Un enjeu pour l'agricultue, un défi pour la formation / Organized by Ecole Nationale de Formation Agronomique
23 June 2010
Paris
Les pollinisateurs, acteurs clés de la biodiversité ?
26 June 2010
Paris
Paroles d’été : la biodiversité dans la ville
1 July - 31 August 2010
Saint-Leu
"écosystèmes, équilibres et fragilités"
1 - 4 July 2010
Digne-les-Bains
InvenTerre: Festival de la Biodiversité
2 - 4 July 2010
Belfort
Confirmed
Venez découvrir le stand de La biodiversité, c’est la nature sur le Festival des Eurockéennes de Belfort !
5 - 11 July 2010
Hautes-Alpes
Semaine de la Biodiversité
8 - 11 July 2010
Niort
Confirmed
Festival de la diversité biologique et culturelle
23 - 27 August 2010
Avignon
Confirmed
Seventh European Conference on Ecological Restoration : Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Developing - Establishing Links Across Frontiers
4 September 2010
Notre-Dame-des-Landes
Le CLA fête ses 10 ans!
17 - 18 September 2010
Paris
Confirmed
PARK(ing) Day
17 September 2010
Lewarde
Les Sentiers de la Biodiversité
20 - 22 September 2010
Paris
Confirmed
Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems
20 - 23 September 2010
Paris
Confirmed
15e Colloque international Sur le thème : Biodiversité et évaluation environnementale
22 September 2010
Paris
Luxe et biodiversité, conflit ou intérêt ?
7 October 2010
Paris
Severn, la voix de nos enfants
7 - 9 October 2010
Brest
Confirmed
Second International Meeting of ClimSAT : How Can Territories Face Biodiversity Conservation in the Context of Global Warming?
Organized by:
United Nations Development Programme
21 October 2010
Montpellier
Confirmed
Workshop on “landscape heterogeneity and biodiversity in farmland”
21 - 24 October 2010
Mouchard - Jura
Confirmed
Les sentiers de la biodiversité
21 October 2010
Saint Fraimbault de Prieres
Découvrir la biodiversité
23 October 2010
Milhac d'Auberoche
Le sentier de la biodiversité
25 October 2010
Saint Barthelemy
Confirmed
Photo Exposition on Biodiversity
8 - 10 November 2010
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Confirmed
Terrestrial Biodiversity in Lesser Antilles : Research and Management / Biodiversité terrestre dans les petites Antiles : recherche et gestion / Organized by Direction Régionale de l'Environnement et Université Antiles-Guyane
9 - 21 November 2010
Guadeloupe
« Ombres et lumière en forêt humide de Guadeloupe »
1 - 3 December 2010
Fort-de-France
Confirmed
Colloque sur la bioindication et la biodiversité des écosystèmes aquatiques d'eau douce en milieu tropical
13 - 17 December 2010
Saint-Leu
Conférence Biodiversité 2010
 

  DIVERSITAS – Integrating biodiversity science for human well-being
Annual report 2009-10 and contribution to 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity

  natureparif: Agence régionale pour la nature et la biodiversité en Ile-de-France
The Île-de-France has a natural and rich history. In total, 10 000 animal species, in which 200 are protected, are identified. The flora is also particularly rich and diversified, since they have nearly 25% of the French flora. The Île-de-France also owns an important proportion of wooded areas. In particular, we can see the presence of many great trees and many thousands of hectares, such as Fontainebleau, Rambouillet or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Most of them contribute positively to the lifestyle of the French. In such, the prestigious forests of the Île-de-France attract each year nearly 90 million visitors.

Diversitas-ecoServices announces new published document concerning biodiversity
Diversitas-ecoServices has announced a new publishing called Code RED for Biodiversity by authors Perrings et al.
Please click here to view the press release for this document: Press Release
For more information, please visit the Diversitas website

  Independent opinions of Academicians on biodiversity
Within the International Year of Biodiversity, the French Académie des sciences published this article. They have asked around thirty Members of the Académie to answer the following questions: What is biodiversity? What is the ecological importance of biodiversity? What are the main beneficial aspects of biodiversity for man and the society? and What are the new facts which worry the scientists?
The document is also available in french, please click the link (top left corner) to swicth the language.

The Ministry of Energy, Ecology, sustainable development and seas is launching a national communication campaign, which will include an internet portal on activities for the year. Organizations are invited to submit their activities for publicity on the site.

Listen to the Hymn to Biodiversity by Ligue ROC.

Please switch to French (top left corner) for more activities

Partners

Biodiversity Actions

www.actions-biodiversite.org/site
ACTIONS FOR BIODIVERSITY, runs actions in favour of Nature by participating to projects of study, protection and conservation of species.


In Northern and Southern countries our Association develops communication, exchange and discussion, broadcasts information and increases public awareness on the importance of preservation of Biodiversity for a viable, equitable and sustainable development.

Global Biodiversity Protection

www.globalbiodiversityprotection.org
Conservation, sustainable use and protection of natural resources including plants, animals, mineral deposits, soils, clean water, clean air, and fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Concerned with the world's biodiversity crisis and other enviromental problems. This project comes from the initiative of a team of founders from various professional fields (see our team) annex . All of them understand that given the present alarming trend in terms of potentially irreversible damage to biodiversity, acting today is an emergency.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers

www.ifap.org
IFAP is the world farmers organisation representing over 600 million farm families grouped in 120 national organizations in 79 countries. It is a global network in which farmers from industrialised and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. IFAP advocates farmers interests at the international level since 1946 and has General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.


IFAP's planned activities


Press release: Farmers say that Conserving Biodiversity is a shared responsibility IFAP is the world farmers organisation representing over 600 million farm families grouped in 120 national organizations in 79 countries. It is a global network in which farmers from industrialised and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. IFAP advocates farmers interests at the international level since 1946 and has General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

www.mnhn.fr
The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) is the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. Its mission is both research (fundamental and applied) and public diffusion of knowledge. The museum includes sites throughout France, including the original location at the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement of Paris

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

www.francophonie.org/ /international-year-biodiversity
   /index.html
L'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie includes developed and developing countries in which the official language is french. These countries work on the process of development, developing human, social development and equitable. It conducts political and multilateral cooperation, according to a four-year program.

Synergiz

www.synergiz.fr
Founded in 2006, Synergiz is a non-profit association which was established under the french law of 1901. Synergiz works for the reconciliation of economic activities with biodiversity and socio-ecosystems.
To do so, we bring a transversal and integrative approach to the socio-ecological projects we undertake.
Since its creation, Synergiz has focused its work on two main themes: "urban ecosystems" and "business and biodiversity."

UNESCO

www.unesco.org/en/biodiversity
UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was born on November 16, 1945. For this specialized UN agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men.


Statement and Recommendations from the UNESCO International Year of Biodiversity Science Policy Conference (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 25-29 January 2010)

YIRIWA-Afrique le Meilleur

yiriwafrance.free.fr
YIRIWA-Afrique le Meilleur est une association à but non lucratif. Cette jeune association a pour rôle de préserver la paix et l'environnement dans le monde avec une prédilection pour l'Afrique. L'association favorise la communication, l'échange, le débat, la diffusion de l'information et sensibilise aux enjeux de préservation de notre écosystème pour un développement viable, équitable et durable. Consciente que l'empreinte écologique de l‘homme sur la nature a pour conséquence directe d'impacter le climat et l'environnement, YIRIWA – Afrique le Meilleur à décidée d’agir pour mettre un frein aux émissions abusives des gaz à effet de serre (GES), responsables du réchauffement climatique.