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!


Estonia: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Estonian final report on the celebrations of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.
Estonia has celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity as well as 100th anniversary of nature conservation when its first protected area was created. The document has a list of activities including those especially planned for the International Year of Biodiversity or connected to biodiversity.

Dates and VenueEvent
27 - 29 May 2010
Conference: "Nature Conservation Beyond 2010" / Seminar: "Management of Biodiversity and Landscapes in Estonian Coastal Areas"
Biodiversity will be the theme of a new series on national television.

International Day for Biodiversity
Between 14 and 15 May, scientists, university students and primary school children came to Tartu to visit the Emajogi River. The Biodiversity Action Day was part of the school children’s Biology and Geography curriculum. Throughout the day as the students were exploring the area, an emphasis was placed on teaching the children how all the species are interconnected. For instance, they were told about how the earthworms need the leaves on the ground to live, and in turn, the hedgehogs and moles eat the worms. Thus, each species is important in maintaining the functioning of the region’s ecosystem. Read more.


PAN Parks Foundation

PAN Parks welcomes the declaration of the International Year of Biodiversity as we also look to the opportunities triggered by natural succession and ecosystem dynamics to protect global biodiversity. In PAN Parks Wilderness areas, the priority is protecting ecosystem dynamics and supporting the protection of biodiversity - ecosystem dynamics link.

Many examples of this could be provided so a page on our website will be devoted to providing a collection of case studies, interviews, articles on the relation of wilderness and biodiversity and the PAN Parks efforts to protect biodiversity through wilderness protection.