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

Rwanda celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB): Final Report

UNEP will organize the Tunza African Youth Conference (AYEN) for 2010 in Rwanda as part of the broad range of activities to mark the celebration of World Environment Day. This year's conference is slated for June 2-4 under the theme "African Youth Standing up for Biodiversity" to concretely link the International Year of Biodiversity with the WED celebrations. The conference is organized with the view to build the capacity of the African youth in matters of environmental conservation focusing on issues related to threats to biodiversity (including climate change) and responses. This conference is entrenched in the overall International Year of Biodiversity agenda of creating awareness for conservation action at regional level; regaining momentum on conservation action and ensuring that long term actions related to conservation are clearly articulated, financed and implemented with full participation of all major stakeholders. Click here to see the photos of this event - Picasa.

Memo from Satinder Bindra regarding the use of the World Environment Day (WED) 2010 logo. Document PDF.

Rapport synthèse des activités menées par la Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC)

Dates and VenueEvent
15 - 17 February 2010
Workshop on Climate Change and the Mountain Gorilla