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!


Malawi: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Tropical Biology Association
The Tropical Biology Association is developing capacity and building links for biodiversity research and conservation in Africa and South East Asia. Through its training courses and follow-up support, the TBA is creating an informed, motivated community of tropical biologists with the potential to have a significant impact.
Dr Cecilia Maliwichi-Nyirenda is a trailblazer for female botanists in Malawi, having become the first female scientist to join the National Botanic Gardens in Malawi. In addition to her work at LEAD, she is the founder of a non-profit making organization, Indigenous Knowledge Centre, whose aim is to compile Malawi’s rich indigenous knowledge, culture, traditions and beliefs. She is a prolific publisher in her field.