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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National Celebrations

Website of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

On 19 February 2010, the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines declared 2010 to be the National Year of Biodiversity (NYB) in the Philippines as a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity... read more.

Summary report of events and activities

Global News Network to feature the International Year of Biodiversity on cable TV
Broadcast over Destiny Cable Channel 21 in Metro Manila every Friday, 9:00 p.m., and on multiple cable TV channels nationwide, the talk show, “Think Global, Act Local”, is hosted by veteran commentator Harry Tambuatco and senior journalist Gil Santos. GNN is also broadcast Asia-wide from China to Indonesia on FREE-TV. “Think Global, Act Local” will feature biodiversity issues and concerns every last Friday of the month.

Dates and VenueEvent
12 - 18 February 2010
Kinaiyahan: Photo Exhibition on Biodiversity
5 March 2010
ASEAN Launch of International Year of Biodiversity
Organized by:
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
6 - 12 April 2010
“Zooming in on Biodiversity”: A Photo Exhibit on the Value of Biodiversity.
20 - 22 April 2010
“Zooming in on Biodiversity”: A Photo Exhibit on the Value of Biodiversity
17 - 21 May 2010
IDB 2010 Photography Contest
19 - 25 May 2010
“Zooming in on Biodiversity”: A Photo Exhibit on the Value of Biodiversity
22 May 2010
IBD 2010 Canvas Painting Contest
4 September 2010
Biodiversity Run 2010
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity - Work Plan for the International Year of Biodiversity

Asean biodiversity awards open for nomination

  Biodiversity Run 2010
The Philippine Government, in support to the IYB celebration, has proclaimed 2010 through Proclamation No. 2003 as the National Year of Biodiversity where everyone is enjoined to initiate activities to support the celebration.

In support of the celebration, ACB is organizing the Biodiversity Run 2010 with the theme “Run for Biodiversity, Biodiversity is Life, Run for Life”. The race is scheduled on 4 September 2010, 6:00 a.m. at the Forestry Campus, UP Los Banos, College, Laguna.

  ACB Poster
Hello! I’m Tuan. Did you know that biodiversity is life? My teacher said that biodiversity comes from the words “biological” and “diversity.” My classmates and I learned that biodiversity is the variety of life around us – from the smallest ant to the largest whale, from the shallowest swamp to the deepest ocean.

  Journalists tour newest ASEAN Heritage Park
As part of the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity, journalists in the Philippines held an expedition to Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park in Mindanao Island, the newest ASEAN Heritage Park.

2010 - International Year of Biodiversity by Maresa G. Engo. Published in Sun.Star Weekend April 18 to 24, 2010.

22 May 2010 – The Philippines celebrated the International Day for Biodiversity


ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is ASEAN’s response to the challenge of biodiversity loss. It is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence that facilitates cooperation and coordination among the ten ASEAN Member States and with relevant national governments and regional and international organizations on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, as well as the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such natural treasures.