Year 2009

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Joins the World in Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity 2009

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) works with partners to study and teach, use and save biodiversity. A regional intergovernmental organization, ACB promotes biodiversity Conservation through policy and programme development, capacity building, information management and sharing, and public advocacy.

The European Union-funded Centre is a strategic partner of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) in promoting biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia.

The collaboration between ACB and SCBD is expected to strengthen ASEAN Member States’ efforts in articulating policies and initiatives that integrate biodiversity with development concerns.

On 22 May 2009 – the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB 2009) – ACB will re-affirm its partnership with SCBD by leading the celebration of IDB 2009 in Southeast Asia through a week-long programme for scientists, biodiversity experts, academe, students, ambassadors, and media practitioners.