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Russian Federation

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National Celebrations

2010 Международный год биоразнообразия

Russian Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Golden Turtle – unique for Russia the cultural ecology-educational project showing by means of art of a photo beauty and, unfortunately, fragility of the world surrounding us and its inhabitants.

Russian Union of Nature Photographers is the first organisation in Russia engaged in helping photographers and organising various public actions devoted to nature photography.

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Dates and VenueEvent
10 October 2009 - 28 August 2010
Moscow
Confirmed
You need too see to know and be in love to protect
24 February 2010
Moscow
Confirmed
TEEB project. Prospects of participation for Russia and other NIS countries
22 - 25 April 2010
Moscow
Confirmed
March for Parks
15 May 2010
Moscow
Confirmed
Green Concert
22 - 26 September 2010
Yoshkar-Ola
Confirmed
The principles and methods of biodiversity conservation
19 - 21 October 2010
St Petersburg
Confirmed
St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum
6 - 7 April 2011
Yekaterinburg
Confirmed
Kyoto Protocol – 2011
 

Past events

10 October 2009 - 28 February 2010, the Biodiversity Conservation Center carried out the competition of children's drawings "You need too see to know and be in love to protect" in memory of animal painter V. Smirin. Over 600 children's paintings of Russian pinnipeds were received.

24 February 2010, Moscow, the Biodiversity Conservation Center carried out the conference "TEEB project. Prospects of participation for Russia and other NIS countries", which was devoted to IYB. Over 50 experts on ecosystem services from Russia and other NIS countries were gathered to discuss ways to involve these countries into international activities concerning economic assessment of ecosystem services.

11 March, Russian Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition will be the big Opening Final Exhibition of the 2009 contest, with media presence. The exhibition will be in Moscow until 28 March, expecting 150 000 visitors. The exhibition will then go on tour in different parts of Russia. See last year’s opening ceremony.

11-13 March, the Russian Union of Nature Photographers offered Russia's first Festival of Nature Photography. More activities are being planned as the year unfolds.

22-25 April 2010, Biodiversity Conservation Center’s annual All-Russian public campaign "March for Parks" was devoted this year to the International Year of Biodiversity and conducted under the slogan "Biodiversity is the basis of Life on Earth".

15 May 2010, Moscow, the Biodiversity Conservation Center carried out the open-air "Green Concert" devoted to acute ecological problems of Russia. Youth music groups participated in the concert, work-shops and info-tables were conducted.

Partners

Biodiversity Conservation Center (Центр охраны дикой природы)

www.biodiversity.ru
The Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working for restoration and protection of pristine nature allover Northern Eurasia.


The BCC's main objectives are:
  • designing and implementing various conservation programs and projects
  • providing methodological and consultative assistance to conservation initiatives, green activists, staff of nature reserves, national parks and other protected natural areas
  • promoting partnership between Russian and overseas environmental organizations, coordinating their efforts in wild nature protection
  • developing efficient mechanisms of fundraising for nature conservation projects
  • improving management of protected natural areas and developing conditions for sustainable livelihood of their residents.

FlorAnimal

www.floranimal.ru
The basic idea of FlorAnimal - to save the living planet, the diversity of life forms that were given to us by Nature. This nature encyclopaedia is the most visited, Russian-speaking site devoted to biodiversity and its preservation, with over 3,000,000 visitors annually.

Golden Turtle

www.animalphoto.ru/en
Annual competition of photos and films of the wild nature spent in Russia. It is the largest cultural ecologic-educational action in Russia. Also, it is one of the most appreciable events in nature protection life of the country.

Russian Union of Nature Photographers

www.naturephotographer.ru
Russian Union of Nature Photographers is the first organisation in Russia engaged in helping photographers and organising various public actions devoted to nature photography.


From 11 to 13 March we offer Russia's first Festival of Nature Photography. More activities are being planned as the year unfolds.

St.Petersburg International Forestry Forum

www.spiff.ru
The St.Petersburg International Forestry Forum has been organized every year since 1998 on the federal level and enjoys participation of the leading forest and wood-related industries experts from Russia and more than 20 other countries.

The St.Petersburg International Forestry Forum is the key event for forestry and wood-related industries in Russia. The programme of the Forum is developed according to the major principles of the Forest Technology Platform and includes key trends of the Russian forest sector in the scope of the world forestry industry– climate change, certification, biodiversity, bioenergy, information sector for forestry, investments, forest sector economy situation, wood production, consumption tendencies and other merging topics.