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!

Mexico

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National Celebrations

The National Commission on Biodiversity for the International Year of Biodiversity is organising activities thoughout the year. As more activities come up, we will post them here.

We invite you to visit the new portal on Mexican Biodiversity www.biodiversidad.gob.mx. It is both in English and Spanish and contains a lot of information, poetry, music, videos and an amazing children section.

Dates and VenueEvent
22 January - 21 March 2010
Merida
"Plantabosques"
24 February 2010
Mexico City
Inauguración oficial del Año Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica
8 - 12 March 2010
Merida
III Congreso Mesoamericano de Áreas Protegidas
10 March 2010
Mexico City
Inauguración de la exposición: BioDiversidad Mexicana
12 March - 29 May 2010
Mexico City
"Romeo y Julieta" para la conservación de las tortugas marinas
5 - 8 April 2010
Monterrey
Circle of Conferences: International Year of Biodiversity
17 - 20 May 2010
Los Mochis
Confirmed
Muestra de Cine
20 - 23 May 2010
Guanajuato
Celebración del Año Internacional de la Biodiversidad Biológica
21 - 23 May 2010
Mexico City
Confirmed
La Milpa: Baluarte de Nuestra Diversidad Biológica y Cultural // Organized by: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
21 - 22 May 2010
Tlaxcala
Confirmed
First Annual Meeting of the Central Mexico Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology: "Conservación en México: ¿Hacia Dónde Vamos?"
22 May 2010
Leon
Confirmed
Marcha por la Defensa de la Biodiversidad
22 May 2010
Mexico City
Celebración del Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica
27 May 2010
Mexico City
Fernando Delgadillo en Querétaro a favor de las tortugas marinas
6 - 10 June 2010
Xalapa
Confirmed
Fifty-First Conference of the Society for Economic Botany : Agriobiodiversity, Lessons for Conservation and Local Development / Organized by Society for Economic Botany
13 - 16 June 2010
Riviera Nayarit
Confirmed
World Youth Congress on Climate Change / Organized by RED Nacional de Actividades Juveniles en Ciencia y Tecnologia
14 - 24 June 2010
Los Mochis
Confirmed
Ciclo de Conferencias “Año Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica”
7 - 9 July 2010
Los Mochis
Confirmed
Exposición fotográfica: “La Diversidad Biológica en el Estado de Sinaloa”
15 - 16 July 2010
Mexico city
Confirmed
Environmental Journalism Seminar and Workshop // Sustainable Development and Biodiversity: Biological Diversity, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
23 - 27 August 2010

Confirmed
World Youth Conference
25 August - 25 November 2010
Los Mochis
Confirmed
TALLERES: “Importancia de la Diversidad Biológica”
20 September - 15 October 2010
Puebla
Confirmed
"Inspired by Nature" competition
27 - 28 September 2010
Monterrey
Confirmed
Conferencias de la Biodiversidad: Biodiversidad Marina
14 - 15 October 2010
Xalapa
Confirmed
V Coloquio Estudiantil “2010 – Año Internacional de la Biodiversidad”
 
  39 Festival Internacional Cervantino – Los Dones de la Naturaleza
Website

On 28 January, Comarca Lagunera Coahuila-Durango, México launched their celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity. See the programme of upcoming lectures and special events.

  Una mirada a la biodiversidad de Colima
Photographic exhibition to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity in Mexico, driven by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma of Mexico and the Colima State Government through the University of Colima. Photos

  Izta-Popo
National Park, Mexico

Partners

National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity

www.biodiversidad.gob.mx
Since 1992, the Mexican institution (CONABIO) has been dedicated to the promotion, coordination and support of activities related to knowledge, conservation and use of biodiversity for the benefit of society.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

biodiversidad2010mexico.unam.mx
As the main institution for graduate education and research in science and the humanities in Mexico, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is pleased to take part in the world-wide celebrations of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The interest that UNAM has in joining these events is based on a simple premise: Mexico occupies a place among the top megadiverse countries for an important number of taxonomic groups that currently inhabit the planet.

The Program of activities organized by UNAM for the IYB during 2010 will aim, in line with the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to contribute in rising awareness in a large sector of the Mexican population about the importance of conservation and rational use of biological species, both locally and globally. The IYB-UNAM will also inform the public about the special conjunction of biological and cultural diversity that has defined important aspects of the history of Mexico.