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  Celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 in Vancouver

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum, of the University of British Columbia (UBC), is organizing an event as part of the IDB celebration.

The Museum is pleased to invite you on 22 May at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4.

Visit Vancouver’s natural history museum for free! We work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public. Stop by at 2:00 pm for a talk with Joe Wilson, author of The Bees in Your Backyard, where he will explore the importance of bees in our ecosystem, why beekeeping has become so popular, how to identify different types, and how to draw more bees to your backyards.

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New Brunswick

Join us to celebrate this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity!, 25 May 2016, Fredericton

Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Hyla Park Nature Preserve

Nick Hawkins (Nick Hawkins Photography), award-winning wildlife photographer and photojournalist, and Greg Jongsma, an experienced herpetologist and research associate with the New Brunswick Museum, will lead us through Hyla Park Nature Preserve in Fredericton, to observe the amazing variety of wildlife to be found there.

For more information and to register for this nature walk, please contact Jessica Bradford at communications@ntnb.org or (506) 457-2398.

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Nature Trust of New Brunswick


Message de la lieutenante-gouverneure à l'occasion de la Journée international de la diversité biologique Toronto le 24 mai

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Montreal Museums Day / Journée des musées montréalais, 29 May 2016

Time: 10h00-16h00

Outdoor activity: Make a fossil replica

In the Museum (at 11h00, 12h00 & 13h00, in the Dawson Gallery): Dinosaurs of Canada* with La Société de Paléontologie du Québec.

The event will have an exhibit highlighting a few campaigns organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, including the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), Green Wave (educating children and youth about biodiversity), the International Day for Biodiversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (a Protocol aiming to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have negative effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (a Protocol aiming at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way), including information on traditional knowledge.

On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Secretariat of the CBD participates in the Montreal Museums Day at the Redpath Museum (McGill).

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