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!


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National Celebrations

Dates and VenueEvent
March 2010
Wilderness Pakistan holds a National Competition on Biodiversity
8 - 9 March 2010
National Workshop on Blue Flag Beach Conservation Project in South Asia (Karachi)
22 March 2010
Earth day celebration by declaring NEEM TREE - TREE OD SINDH
18 May 2010
Plant Conservation Day
22 May 2010
International Day for Biodiversity in Pakistan
29 - 31 December 2010
Khairpur Sindh
International Symposium on “Biodiversity is Our Life”
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Whom to be blamed?
Sent by: Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation, Shah Abdul Latif University

  Inauguration of “Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation”
The Centre was inaugurated on 2nd February, 2010 by Dr Javid R. Laghari, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad by cutting the ribbon and declared Shah Latif University Botanical Garden and Herbarium as CBC.

  Batool Welfare Trust has been launched a comprehensive campaign to mark "2010 International Year of Biodiversity" In this campaign hundreds of people from all walks of life participated warmly and enthusiastically. The main porpose of this campaign to equip and aware the masses about the importance of Biological Biodiversity. See some of the photos of this event - Read the report.

  International Day for Biodiversity - Pakistan
Lincoln Corner Karachi celebrated International Day of Biodiversity through a speaker programme "Biodiversity is our life" by Pak-US Alumna & environmentalist Ms. Rahat Najam. Total 30 children of LCK-Kids Summer Club participated in this programme.

  Lincoln Corner Karachi
On June 8, 2010 Lincoln Corner Karachi, in connection with World Ocean Day 2010, hosted a video screening of "Georgia Aquarium : keepers of the deep" for 17 members of LCK-Kids Club.

Flower Festival 2010
To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, Nature Club of Pakistan organized a flower festival-2010 to introduce the beauty of botanical life among youngsters. Students were asked to draw, sketch, photograph and write about botanical life.

  Have you ever realized the value of variety of life on earth for mankind?
International Symposium on “Biodiversity is Our Life”

  Plant Conservation Day
Let's celebrate Neem Tree the Tree of Sindh - Pakistan


Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur

The CBC came into being with notification issued by the University authorities on 24 December, 2009 to undertake advance research and studies in the field of biological and environmental aspects. Establishment of CBC at the beginning of 2010 is a landmark in the history of Pakistan, since United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2010 as International Year of Biodiversity. The Director of CBC, Dr. Raza Bhatti has been nominated as a Focal Person for IYB by the Higher Education Commission to the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan. This task includes mobilizing and organizing various types of celebrations for the International Year of Biodiversity in all the universities of Pakistan.

Mission Statement
“Protection and sustainable use of natural resources by the people; keeping high priority in maintaining the ecological balance in various ecological zones of Pakistan. To develop human resources with teaching/research oriented programmes for the degree of Bachelor, Master and Doctorate in defined disciplines/Divisions”. More information.

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Houbara Protection Organization

HPO (Houbara Protection Organization) is a non-profitable, non-political, non-ethnical, non-governmental registered organization. HPO has been working in Balochistan province since 2005 on self help basis in the field of Environment, Community Development.

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development


The International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The mission of the center is to enable and facilitate the equitable and sustainable well-being of the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas by supporting sustainable mountain development through active regional cooperation. ICIMOD, therefore, aims to assist mountain people to understand global environmental and socio-economic changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.

New World Hope Organization

New World Hope Organization (NWHO) is an internationally recognized non-profit, non-governmental, non-religious & non-political humanitarian assistance and environmental preservation organization. New World Hope Organization is Registered with the Government of Pakistan under Societies Registration Act. XXI of 1860.

Wilderness Pakistan Trust

Founded in 1992, “Wilderness Pakistan” is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Adventure Sports and educating people of Environment Conservation. Inspired by nature, our programs include Bird Watching, Hiking, Trekking, Camping, Mountaineering, Rafting, and Mountain Biking etc. We have more than 6400 members and volunteers and the majority consists of students. We have been participating in outdoor /educational activities in the Black Forest, Alps Germany, Netherlands, Colorado, Yellowstone, Arches, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Parks of USA.