International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May

According to the list of activities suggested by the Executive Secretary for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2006, , Guinea-Bissau, as one of the Parties to this Convention, carried out, in collaboration with IBAP (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Institute), a small but informative programme for this day.



This programme was put into practice by focusing on ways to stop desertification in some zones situated in the eastern and northern parts of Guinea-Bissau, with activities directly related to achieving the 2010 target:
One atelier about drylands in Guinea-Bissau on 22 May.
A small committee arranged for the members of the National Biodiversity Committee to participate in radio talk shows in order to brief the public and encourage public debate. This debate aims particularly to foster actions to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss in dry and sub-humid land and to stop desertification in some lands of eastern and northern Guinea-Bissau (22 May).
A visit to the Farim Region, one of the drylands in northern Guinea-Bissau, with the aim to witness in loco the biodiversity loss and the increase of desertification there. This activity was done on 23 May.
A small article on the International Day was published in the local newspaper.

All these activities were carried out by the General Direction of Environment in collaboration with IBAP (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Institute), NGOs and local communities.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme