International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2013 - Water and Biodiversity

South Africa

South Africa

  Website of the Department of Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa

  Celebrating 100 years of Biodiversity Science at Kirstenbosch, 22 May 2013, Cape Town
As part of the celebrations of 100 years of biodiversity science and Kirstenbosch NBG, entrance to the gardens will be free on the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2013. Programme (PDF)


  River Health Awareness day, 22 May 2013
In support of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013, and in recognition of the theme “Water and Biodiversity”, two major South African NGO’s: the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) organized a River Health Awareness day on 22 May for groups of Eco-Schools in the Magaliesberg area, Gauteng Province, South Africa. We demonstrated the MiniSASS (citizen science aquatic insect sampling method) along a beautiful stretch of river and discussed the importance of aquatic biodiversity and protecting our water resources with local school groups in the area.

  NCC Environmental Services, Cape Town
NCC Environmental Services celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 on facebook and by making presentations to junior primary school around Eastern Cape.