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!


China: View the country profile

National Celebrations

China's Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 (in Chinese)

Summary of key activities China organized to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity 2010


To successfully host a series of activities for International Year of Biodiversity, China established National Committee for 2010 International Year of Biodiversity which is chaired by Vice Premier Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and its members include leaders of 25 ministries and agencies at the national level. The National Committee worked out the Plan of actions in China for 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. Read more.

Dates and VenueEvent
26 January 2010
Launch of International Year of Biodiversity in China
Organized by:
State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA)
1 - 31 May 2010
Shanghai World Exposition
Organized by:
Bureau of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Coordination, China
22 May 2010
Biodiversity Day Celebrations in China
China launched the International Year of Biodiversity on 26 Jan 2010 in Beijing. About 500 participants attended this initiation ceremony, including Ministers or Vice Ministers of all biodiversity-related central government departments, heads of provincial environment departments, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations and the media. A monument for the Year was opened for public display at this ceremony. China plans a series of celebration activities through the year. Read more and see the pictures.



International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development


The International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The mission of the center is to enable and facilitate the equitable and sustainable well-being of the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas by supporting sustainable mountain development through active regional cooperation. ICIMOD, therefore, aims to assist mountain people to understand global environmental and socio-economic changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.

The Conservancy Association

The Conservancy Association, founded in 1968, is the non-government environmental organisation with the longest history in Hong Kong. As a champion of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, we have worked on different conservation projects in the past, like Hainan Gibbon conservation, forest rehabilitation in Northwest China, forest conservation by promoting biogas toilet in Yunnan, wetland and tree conservations in Hong Kong. Our mission is to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders her regional and global environmental responsibilities and promotes the rich biodiversity of Hong Kong. We achieve this by carrying out environmental education, taking a lead in community participation, developing different biodiversity conservation demonstration models and advocating appropriate policies.

The Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) International

The Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) International is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1982 in Taiwan by scholars, legislators, businessmen, students and nature lovers who shared a keen concern for wildlife and the natural environment. SWAN began as an organization focusing mainly on conservation issues in Taiwan. However, with its increasing involvement in international conservation activities, SWAN has established chapters in several countries since 1990, and has become an international organization dedicated to worldwide conservation. 我們致力於喚起大眾對於生物多樣性的認識與關心,透過辦理工作坊、講座、出版書刊等形式,鼓勵大眾共同認識、保育生物多樣性。