CEPA Fair 2014

The CEPA Fair on experiences and best practices in Communication, Education and Public Awareness (Notification: CEPA Fair 2014) took place during COP-12, 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

The CEPA Fair provides an opportunity for Parties and Organizations to highlight their work and contribution to the implementation of the three objectives of the Convention. This year’s Fair measured the progress of implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the celebration of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. The focus will be on Aichi Biodiversity Target 1:

By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

  BirdLife International
  • Presentation:
    Conserving the mudflats of Seocheon County, Republic of Korea, through sustainable development and ecotourism

- Conserving the mudflats of Seocheon County / 서천의 갯벌을 보전하고자
- Turning one billion tourists into one billion opportunities to protect the world’s original long-distance travelers and Audio

  • Related: see also section below, 9 Oct, by EAAFP

  University of Yamanashi & University of Nagoya

  Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)
  • Presentation:
    Youth awareness on biodiversity and the status of youth participation in biodiversity-related decision-making processes

- Webcast
- GYBN - Youth Participation in the CBD-Process
- NAJU - JAA (Jugend-Aktionsprogramm Artenschutz): Youth Action Programme for the Conservation of Species
- JBYN - Japan Biodiversity Youth Network
- KCBD - The Korean Council for Biological Biodiversity
- IFSA Contribution to Aichi Biodiversity Targets
- Youth Accomplishments in implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in India
- Tiger Conservation - Central India

Weekend, 11-12 October 2014

In the spotlight


  Moji Riba has spent the past 15 years trying to revitalize Arunachal’s culture and sense of identity by sparking the interest of young people. Read more >

  • Documentary film When the Mist is Lifted (40 mins) explores the agricultural and forest management system of the Apatani in Arunachal Pradesh, India, and its deep rooted linkages to the community's cultural practices and festivals. It seeks to explore the indigenous institutional practices of the Apatani; like their wet-rice cultivation, the forests and bamboo management and the institution of the Binii Ajin in order to make an informed attempt to locate the pressures that these institutions are facing and to see how they are adapting to the demands brought on by forces of ' globalization' sweeping across the world today.
  • Documentary film Songs of the Forest (15 mins) looks at how a culturally significant life-cycle hunting ritual among the Nyishi in Arunachal Pradesh adapts to use of fiberglass horn bill beaks in a conservation effort to protect the hornbill population.
  • Presentation on Cultural Landscapes as a Basis for Sustainable Development (25 mins) explores the inter-connect between biological and cultural diversity and traces the fractures that threaten such communities.
  • More about the author and project.

  Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples (8 mins), presented by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP).

  Potato Park-Bhutan-China community exchange on biocultural heritage and climate change (15 mins), presented by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Find out more about IIED's Biocultural Heritage.

Monday, 13 October 2014

  Okinawa ReefCheck Research Group, in collaboration with Green Korea United and Citizens' Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa
  • Presentation:
    Citizen-based monitoring methods in marine areas

- Webcast: Part 1 / Part 2

  IUCN-Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), in collaboration with the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Discussion:
    Behavioural psychology as a conservation tool for behaviour change

  ABS Capacity Development Initiative
  • Presentation:
    Plenary Discussion: ABS Key Players in Communication – Challenges, Experiences, Solutions

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

  Aichi Bio-region Working Group
  • Presentation:
    Mid-term review for the implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets from Civil Society


  Republic of Korea - National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea Environmental Economics Association, and Environmental Ecosystem Research Foundation (ERF)
  • Presentation:
    The status of biodiversity in Seoul and Seoul citizens’ awareness of biodiversity

  World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
  • Presentation:
    Biodiversity Is Us

- Webcast
- Biodiversity Is Us (slideshow)
- Biodiversity Is Us
- WAZA Decade on Biodiversity: Biodiversity Is Us - Prezi version - Introduction to Everland
- Everland: Biodiversity Activities

  • Poster:
    Biodiversity Is Us: EN - KO

Thursday, 16 October 2014


  Belgium and Benin – Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, Belgian Development Cooperation and the Direction Générale des Forêts et des Ressources Naturelles

  • Presentation:
    Belgium-Benin cooperation to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 1

- Webcast
- Biodiversity and CEPA activities in developing countries - The case of the Belgian CHM partnership
- Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 in Benin - A fruitful Cooperation DGFRN-RBINS

  tve and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
  • Presentation:
    Announcing tvebiomovies winners!

- International Network for Bamboo And Rattan - Introduction
- Bamboo – restoring landscapes, rebuilding lives
- Vote for your favourites (ppt)
- tvebiomovies2014 - The Final 9 Films: 1 View = 1 Vote! (youtube)

  Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and International Development Buddhist Organization Lotus World, Korea
  • Presentation:
    Living in Harmony with Nature: Applied sustainable yogic agriculture and reviving the community forest

- Living in Harmony with Nature
- Bio-gas for Sustainable Energy & Reviving Community Forest in Myanmar

  Saudi Arabia - High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (ADA)
  • Presentation:
    Preservation and Development of Native Plants in Arriyadh: Wadi Hanifah as Inspiring Story