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!


Ecuador: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Website of the Ministry of Environment

  Ministry of Environment - Final Report (es)

Work Plan to commemorate the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity in Ecuador (Spanish).

Biodiversity week – Programme organized by the Ministry of Environment. August 2010 (Spanish).

Kite Contest in Santa Elena
An event to celebrate the World Day of the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the International Year of Biological Diversity. It is a contest that has helped strengthen children’s self-esteem and artistic skills while also learning how much they know about their rights and duties of protecting the environment. This activity will help build and fraternize friendships between educational institutions and the community.

Dates and VenueEvent
15 May 2010
Morona Santiago
Feria anual de Saberes y Sabores del Pueblo Shuar
17 - 22 May 2010
La Semana de la Biodiversidad
19 May 2010
National Forum for the International Day of Biodiversity in the IYB “Biodiversity and Wellbeing”
21 May 2010
Puerto Ayora
Galápagos celebra su Biodiversidad
22 May 2010
Puerto Ayoras Isla Santa Cruz
Galápagos celebra su Biodiversidad
12 September 2010
Santa Elena
Concurso de Cometas
16 September 2010
Santa Elena
Dia Mundial de la Proteccion de la Capa de Ozono
25 - 27 November 2010
Exhibición Temporal "Ecuador Biodiverso por Naturaleza 2010"
9 - 12 December 2010
Ciudad de Manta
1st Latin American Symposium on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity of Latin America and the Caribbean, and 2nd National Symposium

Past events

National Forum for the International Day of Biodiversity in the IYB “Biodiversity and Wellbeing” - Results (es).

  Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos
Photo: Arturo Mora


Charles Darwin Foundation


The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) is an international not-for-profit organization that provides scientific research and technical information and assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos Islands.

CDF carries out its activities in Galapagos under a conservation research and guidance agreement with the Ecuadorian government. The Foundation is part of a network of local and national organizations supporting Galapagos Island protection. For fifty years, CDF has worked closely with the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS), the main government authority overseeing the safeguarding of the islands’ natural resources, providing the results of scientific research to conserve this living laboratory.