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.

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Sri Lanka

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National Celebrations

Dates and VenueEvent
26 January 2010
International Customs Day
11 - 12 March 2010
National Workshop on Blue Flag Beach Conservation Project in South Asia (Colombo)
21 - 28 October 2010
Mihimadala Exhibition 2010
The Biodiversity Secretariat organized an International Year of Biodiversity commemoration ceremony/media event on 18 February 2010 at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. The 2010-IYB Banner was unveiled by the Hon. Minister and an 2010-IYB information kit was issued to the gathered audience and media. The Biodiversity Secretariat also introduced a new seal to mark the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, which is to be issued to all relevant divisions in the Ministry for use on official envelopes and letters.

Effort to pass the message about the International Year of Biodiversity - How one individual can make a difference!