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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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National Celebrations

Dates and VenueEvent
10 - 11 April 2010
Taller de Técnicas Básicas de Observaciòn e Identificación de Aves
10 - 14 May 2010
11 - 14 May 2010
V Jornadas de Investigación del Instituto de Zoología y Ecología Tropical, "Humedales de Venezuela: Biodiversidad y Conservación" / Organizadas por: Instituto de Zoología y Ecología Tropical
13 June 2010
Observación de Aves
24 June 2010
Santo Domingo
Excursión Valles de Santo Domingo
3 July 2010
Aventura con las Aves en Yacambú
7 - 8 August 2010
Excursión - Observación de Aves
21 August 2010
Jordana de Observación de Aves
28 August 2010
Jordana de Observación Bosques de la Lagunita
10 - 12 September 2010
Excursión para observar aves en Laguna Unare-Píritu, Edo. Anzoátegui
For Venezuela, biodiversity is a natural patrimony, key for the development were to obtain goods for subsistence. So, the celebration of 2010 is an opportunity for Venezuela to build alliances and strength to become a better world. For this occasion Venezuela has created inter-ministerial commissions to plan activities to celebrate International Year of Biodiversity with the participation of local communities and respecting traditional knowledge.

International Year of Biodiversity will be launched on December 15, 2009 from the Parish of Catia in Caracas, one of the most popular areas. We will commemorate at the same time, in front of several ministers, the people who died fighting for diversity: "for the leaves, the trees, the men and the fallen women" (“por las hojas, los árboles, los hombres y las mujeres caídas”). There will be 23 state celebrations at zoos and aquariums around the country. There will be a mural with national and international achievements of the international year, the creation of a logo that complements the image of the official logo, it is two hands a red one, that symbolizes the Bolivian revolution and a green that is emphasizing the environmental struggle with the phrase "Conservation with social commitment is revolution," (“conservación con compromiso social es revolución”), which represents the ideology necessary to achieve the "supreme social happiness" second objective of our National Plan. More information (in Spanish).

Press Release
Fundación La Tortuga launches the program "Adopt a Turtle" PDF-ES - Activities during April - May-June - July-August - September-October.

  The Gerencia de Gestión para el Ambiente de la Alcaldía Metropolitana in Caracas celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (Spanish)


Radio El Hatillo

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The Turtle Foundation

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