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!


Finland: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Finland's Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity 2010

Website of the Finnish Government - Ministry of the Environment

  LUMONET is the Finnish Clearing-House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is an Internet-based biodiversity information system mainly about Finland. LUMO is an abbreviation of "luonnon monimuotoisuus", which is Finnish for Nature's Diversity.

Dates and VenueEvent
18 - 22 April 2010
Fifth European Plant Science Organisation Conference : Plants for Life / Presentation by Dr. B. Burlingame entitled : Biodiversity and Nutrition : Synergies in Agriculture, Health and Envrionment Sectors
Organized by:
Food and Agriculture Organization
21 May 2010
All over the world!
ENO National Tree Planting Event / Organized by ENO National
25 May - 31 August 2010
Photography Competition
21 September 2010
All over the world!
ENO Tree Planting Day
22 May 2010 - International Day for Biodiversity
To celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity, scientists gathered to observe wildlife found in the Toololahti Park. Some scientists guided families through the park pointing out the various species they passed along the way. Other scientists observed and recorded the number of species they could find in the area over a 24 hour period. Some indicators that the wildlife in the park is doing well, was the identification of numerous trout in the lake. By the end of the day the scientists had identified more 938 plant and animal species. Read more.

  Hummeldahl Dry Meadow in Isnäs village, Loviisa Finland


Environment Online

Environment Online, ENO, is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. Schools around the world study the same environmental topics and share their learning results in their local communities and worldwide on the web. The themes cover forests, water, climate change, ecological footprint and cultural issues, for instance. Material and structured courses for each themes are available in English on the ENO website. The age of students varies from 12 to 18 yrs.More information can be found at: http://www.enotreeday.net

Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services - Finland

Metsähallitus is a state enterprise that administers more than 12 million hectares of state-owned land and water areas. Metsähallitus has the challenging responsibility of managing and using these areas in a way that benefits Finnish society to the greatest extent possible.

Metsähallitus is a state-owned enterprise that runs business activities while also fulfilling many public administration duties.

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.