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Uruguay

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National Celebrations

The Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment launched an itinerant exposition with lots of posters about the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity that is showing in different parts of the country together with conferences on Biodiversity topics.

The Chamber of Senators of Uruguay made a Declaration in support to the International Year of Biodiversity (in Spanish).

Dates and VenueEvent
24 - 28 May 2010
Montevideo
Confirmed
Fourth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Organized by:
Global Environment Facility
27 May - 4 June 2010
Montevideo
Confirmed
Exposición “Biodiversidad es Vida - Biodiversidad es nuestra vida”
30 September 2010
Santo Domingo
Confirmed
Suelta de Coatíes
 
  Biodiversity 2010 - Protected Areas in Uruguay
(in Spanish)
The Newspaper "El Pais" of Montevideo made a publication about the International Year of Biodiversity as the first of a large series of publications on Protected Areas in Uruguay.

  Itinerant exposition with lots of posters about the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity that is showing in different parts of Uruguay together with conferences on Biodiversity topics.
(Spanish only)

  Montes del Plata releases coatis raised at a native fauna conservation station into their natural habitat
Specimens were released into the wild at Estación Santo Domingo in Paysandú on 30 September. This is the second time this initiative has been carried out. It is part of the forestry company’s commitment to maintaining biodiversity.
Press ReleasePhotos

Past events

  On September 30th, 20 coatíes will be released from captivity
InvitationOfficial Resolution (Spanish only)
Photo by: edcarsi

Bioparque M’BOPICUÁ
“Banki”, Pampas Deer an endangered species in Uruguay, was born on November 7th.