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!

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European Union's Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity

  We’re all in this together
We're all in this together. That's the message from a new EU campaign to inform about biodiversity and to get people actively engaged in preserving and restoring it.
Official site of this campaign
Application on Facebook

  Biodiversity. We are all in this together
Watch on Youtube

European Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism Integrated within BISE - Biodiversity Information System for Europe

By clicking here you can review the events that took place in the world, including the interactive map, the European Day of Biodiversity held at the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg on April 28th, with the signing of a joint commitment to parliamentarians, NGOs and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Further information in English: A milestone at the Council of Europe and Working together for biodiversity.

  The 3rd European Youth Perspective Conference
From the 1st until the 6th of July 2010, 150 young Europeans from 35 different European countries came together in Geel (Belgium) to learn and exchange knowledge and experience about biodiversity.
Click here to download the Executive Summary or the Official Declaration of this event.

  Europe in bloom: a living façade at the European Environment Agency

  Assessing biodiversity in Europe — the 2010 report

  Biodiversity – 10 messages for 2010 - Each message provides a short assessment focusing on a specific ecosystem or issue related to biodiversity in Europe. Download:
  1. Climate change and biodiversity
  2. Protected areas
  3. Freshwater ecosystems
  4. Marine ecosystems
  5. Forest ecosystems
  6. Urban ecosystems
  7. Agricultural ecosystems
  8. Mountain ecosystems
  9. Coastal ecosystems
  10. Cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage


European Environment Agency - European Union

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. It is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries.