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

Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
The Ministry will promote the International Year of Biodiversity on its websites, in publications and other printed materials. The Ministry has kindly provided a translation of the Logo in Slovenian language.

Almost 300 events are taking place in Slovenia this year to raise awareness getting the public involved in biodiversity conservation:

  • The IYB website www.biotskaraznovrstnost.si was launched on January 11
  • Many partners are supporting the IYB through their activities. See: www.biotskaraznovrstnost.si – Partnerji (in Slovene only)
  • A public tender for NGO’s was launched in December 2009, giving financial support to 10 projects communicating biodiversity in 2010
  • Thematic articles on biodiversity were published in magazines and daily press, national radio has produced several broadcasts. See: www.biotskaraznovrstnost.si – Knjižnica (in Slovene only)
  • Many magazines in Slovenia have launched photo contests and childrens’ drawing contests. See: www.biotskaraznovrstnost.si

Dates and VenueEvent
3 - 5 February 2010
Workshop on future management of the threatened Eurasian lynx
5 February - 12 November 2010
Večerni pogovori o naravi v mednarodnem letu biotske raznovrstnosti
15 April 2010
Biodiversity of Caves and Interpretation
15 - 17 June 2010
6th Symposium and Workshop on the Conservation of Saproxylic Beetles
29 August - 3 September 2010
20th International Conference on Subterranean Biology
12 November 2010
The 4th Bohinj International Wild Flower Festival
The Festival is one of the premier environmental events in Slovenia. It provides a wide range of events that highlight the outstandingly biodiversity of the area and its links to the arts, science and domestic life. The theme of the 2010 Festival Conference will be "Culture, Nature and Biodiversity as the Foundation for Rural Development".

Past events

International Day of Biodiversity – May 22
The opening ceremony of the International wildflower festival took place in Bohinj, accompanied by the opening of the exhibition Biotska raznovrstnost je življenje. Naše življenje.