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IDB 2010 Booklet

IDB 2010 Booklet

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The Green Wave

Good-bye Poverty, Hello Biodiversity Booklet for Youth

The International Day for Biological Diversity
22 May 2010

Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation

The theme for the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) in 2010 is Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation.

In 2010, IDB is part of the International Year of Biodiversity!

Designation of IDB 2010 on the theme of development and poverty alleviation provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and those dealing with development, opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action.

See what happened in your country on 22 May 2010!

UN Secretary-General  
Message from the United Nations Secretary-General on the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2010
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