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!

Papua New Guinea

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National Celebrations

  Seacology has constructed a permanent footbridge for use by the local clans of the Baiyer, Jimi and Lai Valleys, of Papua New Guinea, in support of the 10,329-acre montane forest Kengai Kitenga Park conservation area
On August 17th 2010, the people of Ruti Village congregated at the newly completed footbridge to celebrate its official opening. Seacology and the people of the Baiyer, Jimi and Lai valleys celebrate the United Nations decision to mark 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, and we hope many others throughout the world have also been inspired to make a difference.
Seacology's Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity 2010Photos (9.5 MB)

  Seacology is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organization whose sole purpose is to preserve the environments and biodiversity of islands globally. Seacology has created an innovative model of island conservation and community development that has proven to successfully protect threatened island ecosystems, engage local stakeholders in modern conservation trends, promote international cooperation and dialogue, and ensure long-term benefits to rural island communities and the increasingly precious environments that surround them. To-date, Seacology has funded 195 projects on islands around the globe, preserving 1,812,720 acres of coral reef and marine ecosystems and 161,477 acres of terrestrial habitat. There remains much more work to be done, and Seacology intends to continue our legacy of success through additional innovative, grassroots programs aimed at preserving the world's most endangered ecosystems throughout 2010.