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!


Sweden: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Press release, 7 June 2010 - Andreas Carlgren in national initiative for biodiversity: 290 municipalities receive postcards highlighting endangered species. (Read as pdf)

Dates and VenueEvent
22 May 2010
Söderåsen National Park Celebrates the International Day of Biodiversity 2010
9 - 13 August 2010
Prifor2010 conference
19 September 2010
Day of Biodiversity
14 - 15 October 2010
EU Green Capital conference
16 - 17 November 2010
GRIPA Conference 2010
  National postcard campaign
June 2010 - The Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Environment did a national postcard campaign directed to all municipalities in Sweden to encourage them to work with the biodiversity theme. Each of the 290 cards had a different Red-Listed subject.

  International Day of Biodiversity 2010 – in Sweden

  Bevara och skydda Vargen !
Save and protect the Wolf campaign
Watch on Dailymotion

  Reearth Festival 2010
Watch it on Youtube


International Year of Forests in Sweden

Nature's year is a network coordinated by the Swedish EPA. The overall purpose of Nature's year is to coordinate and operate a national cooperation on the theme biodiversity and the International Year of Biodiversity 2010. The agencies and NGOs in the Nature's year network will arrange a variety of activities to inform, engage, and raise awareness about biodiversity and IYB 2010. Activities include seminars, workshops, exhibitions, guided treks, celebrations of national events such as Biodiversity Day, National Park Day, Day of Flowers, Day of Mushrooms. The Nature's year cooperation is not open for commercial entities, although some arrangements carried out by the network are fee-based for participants, i.e. some ecotourism activities or adult education courses.

PAN Parks Foundation

PAN Parks welcomes the declaration of the International Year of Biodiversity as we also look to the opportunities triggered by natural succession and ecosystem dynamics to protect global biodiversity. In PAN Parks Wilderness areas, the priority is protecting ecosystem dynamics and supporting the protection of biodiversity - ecosystem dynamics link.

Many examples of this could be provided so a page on our website will be devoted to providing a collection of case studies, interviews, articles on the relation of wilderness and biodiversity and the PAN Parks efforts to protect biodiversity through wilderness protection.


It is high time for us travelers to give back to the destinations we love. We all know that tourism is essential for the economy in many areas around the world. Tourists are needed as well as a healthy environment. Sustainable tourism is the only way forward.

The Re:earth project is a massive music festival with the aim to create awareness around sustainable tourism and to restore coastal ecosystems. Re:earth and its partners are taking an active role in the efforts to restore, rehabilitate, protect and preserve the natural environment.

Next event: 25-26 Feb 2010, Thailand, Koh Samui.

The Swedish Species Information Centre (SSIC)

The Swedish Species Information Centre works with knowledge about biodiversity in Sweden. The main tasks are to collect, evaluate and store the most important information about threatened and rare plant and animal species. A basic part in this work is to assess degrees and types of threat and to prepare the national so called Red Lists and Red Data Books. Much the work is focused on information through publications, conferences etc. The unit also suggests management plans and initiate research.