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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Namibia: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Namibia officially launched the celebrations of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 by announcing its national program of events, activities and others celebrations. National biodiversity activities plan for 2010 (PDF).

  BRinK’s Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity 2010
Biannual newsletter, Issue 4. Dec 2010

Dates and VenueEvent
30 - 31 July 2010
Coastal Biodiversity Weekend
1 - 30 September 2010
RISE Namibia: Outreach & awareness on conservation farming
1 - 30 September 2010
19th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment
  22 May 2010 - International Day for Biodiversity
Over 100 participants were involved in diverse excursions at Brandberg on 8 May. Groups were divided into one of six groups, depending on their area of interest. In the evening, all groups met to discuss their findings. There was consensus among all groups that maintaining a vast array of ecosystems and species is crucial to maintaining and supporting mankind. The lessons learned from these excursions were later passed on at a joint Ministry and University Symposium held on 21 May. Read more.

Recent issue of the Bush Telegraph magazine focuses on biodiversity and its importance in the environment. It's Time to Identify: another identification booklet aimed at children and adults about animals and plants in the Namid Desert.
Read more.



Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve has come into being on a farm in the Kalahari landscape of Namibia, where for 70 years (1910-1980) cattle and sheep had replaced the indigenous wildlife.

Restoring ecological integrity by combining wildlife management, tourism, education and research directly with conservation projects, Kuzikus, today, demonstrates an innovative, real case-study of an applied win-win situation in which Man and Nature benefit.