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Press Release
#116053
2018-02-19

Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

19 February 2018 – Nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018. The call for nominations remains open until 15 June 2018.

Press Release
#110665
2016-10-31

Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

31 October 2016 – The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016 have today been announced. The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to honour individuals who have made o ...

Press Release
#108706
2016-05-26

Consumers ready to contribute to protection of biodiversity, but need information and reputable brands to guide their choice

Montreal/Paris, 26 May 2016 – More and more people are aware of biodiversity. If credible information and reputable brands are available, consumers are ready to purchase biodiversity-friendly products and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. These are among the la ...

Press Release
#107216
2016-02-15

Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

Tokyo/Montreal, 15 February 2016 – With the aim to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those it honours, nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016. The call for nominations remains open from 15 February to 3 ...

Press Release
#104402
2015-06-25

2015 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer shows additional efforts needed to reach UN targets on biodiversity awareness

Montreal, 25 June 2015 – An average of 69% of respondents in nine countries say they have heard of biodiversity, but additional outreach efforts are needed for the world to reach global targets on biodiversity awareness set under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#100779
2014-09-08

Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014

Tokyo and Montreal, 8 September 2014 – The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014 have been announced today in Tokyo, Japan and Montreal, Canada. The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on ...

Press Release
#97818
2014-02-28

Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014

Bringing international recognition and a substantial monetary prize to three outstanding individuals, nominations are now invited for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. The call for nominations remains open from 1 March to 31 May 2014.

Press Release
#90489
2012-09-26

Future Policy Award 2012 goes to Palau

New York, 26 September 2012. The Republic of Palau has been announced as the winner of the Future Policy Award 2012. Palau received the Award in recognition of two outstanding marine policies, Palau’s Protected Areas Network Act, initiated in 2003, and its Shark Haven Act from 2009. The two Silv ...

Press Release
#90415
2012-09-20

Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012 announced

Tokyo/Montreal 20 September 2012 – The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity have been announced today in Tokyo. The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversit ...

Press Release
#88810
2012-06-20

Opening of the Base Camp of 1000 Days for the Planet, an expedition led by Jean Lemire, Honorary Ambassador to the The Green Wave for biodiversity

Montreal, 20 June 2012 – Coinciding with the opening of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), Montreal Space for Life is opening the doors of the Base Camp of 1000 Days for the Planet, a three-year expedition aboard the schooner Sedna IV. The expedition is a major c ...

Press Release
#86325
2012-03-01

Nominations open for the 2012 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

Montreal, 1 March 2012 – Takuya Okada, Chairman of the AEON Environmental Foundation and Honorary Chairman of AEON Co., Ltd., announced today the opening of nominations for the Midori Prize for Biodiversity.

Press Release
#85100
2012-01-16

The Green Wave to support forest rehabilitation in the devastated region of Tohoku, Japan

Montreal, 16 January 2012 – At the 13th edition of Eco Products 2011, an environmental exhibition that attracts 60,000 visitors a day, including children, and held in Tokyo in December 2011, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, participated on 16 ...

Press Release
#84760
2011-12-23

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity at the service of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Montreal, 23 December 2011– Under the strategic partnership between the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the 2012 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity will be a key instrument at the service of the objectives of the United Nations Decad ...

Press Release
#74089
2010-10-07

Winners announced: Young Hands Together for Diversity International Biodiversity Art Competition

London, Montreal, Rome, 6 October 2010 – How do young people see life on Earth, the richness of ecosystems, the reasons underlying biodiversity loss and the actions required to stop this loss? Over 3,000 children and young people between 6 and 20 years of age from over 60 countries submitted art ...

Press Release
#73818
2010-09-30

Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity announced at the United Nations

Montreal, 30 September 2010. The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity were announced on 21 September at the United Nations in New York. Three winners each received $100,000 for their work in support of safeguarding biodiversity.

Press Release
#73062
2010-09-07

Call for urgent action by the Aichi International Youth Conference on Biodiversity

Montreal, 7 September 2010 – The representatives of youth from 66 countries gathered in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, to build solidarity and discuss the importance of biodiversity, vital for survival of the next generation.

Press Release
#72955
2010-08-31

A Goal for Biodiversity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Montreal, 31 August 2010 – With the support of the Global Environment Facility, the messages of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) were brought to an audience estimated at over 600,000 spectators watching live matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on giant screens in South Africa.

Press Release
#72619
2010-08-17

CNN International Spotlights Biodiversity

Montreal, 17 August 2010 – Starting on 25 August, all-news television broadcaster CNN International will turn its attention to biodiversity, beginning with the broadcast of a special edition of its monthly environmental programme Earth’s Frontiers, focusing on biodiversity.

Press Release
#72358
2010-08-09

500 Tunisian Schools to Join the Green Wave for Biodiversity

Montreal, 9 August 2010. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the year commencing 12 August 2010 the International Year of Youth. The theme of the Year is “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”. The observance was proposed by the President of the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Zine El Abidine ...

Press Release
#71897
2010-07-23

Engaging children and youth on biodiversity at the Farnborough International Airshow

Montreal, 23 July 2010 – More than 3,000 students from over 200 schools across the United Kingdom were given a lesson on the crucial importance of biodiversity to human well-being and to our future at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow. Speaking to students at the opening of the Airshow’ ...

Press Release
#71262
2010-06-30

G8 Leaders Highlight Critical Importance of Biodiversity

Montreal, 30 June 2010 – At their annual summit, held on 25-26 June in Muskoka, Canada, leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) have again emphasized the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being, sustainable development and poverty eradication, and highlighted the serious threat posed ...

Press Release
#70606
2010-06-05

The Green Wave for Biodiversity in 2010

Montreal, 5 June 2010. On the International Day for Biodiversity, children and youth in countries all around the world took part in a global wave of action: The Green Wave. This year the International Day brought attention to the importance of biodiversity to development and poverty alleviation.

Press Release
#70416
2010-05-26

Biodiversity Flying High

Montreal, 26 May 2010. Twenty-one of the world’s major airlines have joined forces with the Convention on Biological Diversity in raising awareness of the biodiversity crisis for the International Year of Biodiversity.

Press Release
#70211
2010-05-20

Jean Lemire Appointed Ambassador to the Green Wave for Biodiversity

Montreal, 20 May 2010 – On the eve of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced the appointment of the Canadian biologist, filmmaker and explorer, Mr. Jean Lemire, as Honorary Ambassador for The Green Wave.

Press Release
#70134
2010-05-18

Alarming Global Survey on Children’s Perceptions of Nature

18 May 2010 – Daryl Hannah joined Sir Ranulph Fiennes at London Zoo yesterday to launch the results of an Airbus survey exploring children’s perceptions of nature. The actress and environmentalist announced the results of the ‘Airbus Bio-Index’ – a survey of more than 10,000 children and young p ...

Press Release
#66078
2009-12-07

Young Talent Recognised in Global Photography Competition

Montreal, 7 December 2009. The eight winners of a children’s international biodiversity photo competition were rewarded at a special event in Washington, DC on 4 December 2009. The competition was developed as part of Airbus’ support for The Green Wave in collaboration with National Geographic ...

Press Release
#60252
2009-06-05

Biodiversity – Time to See the Bigger Picture! A New Outreach Initiative Launches 5 June 2009

5 June 2009 – World Environment Day, 5 June, sees the unveiling of a new communication initiative on biodiversity brought through a partnership between Airbus, the National Geographic Society and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#49354
2008-07-16

Innovative Green Wave/Airbus Partnership takes Flight

Montreal, 16 July 2008 – With the aim of raising public awareness on the importance of biodiversity and to engage young people in the global biodiversity agenda, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, today s ...

Press Release
#39640
2007-10-12

Executive Secretary Welcomes the Announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC and Al Gore

The Executive Secretary, Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, today welcomed the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded jointly to the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Mr. Al Gore. In welcoming the announcement Mr. Djoghlaf praised the Nobel Committee for highlighting the incr ...

Press Release
#32923
2007-05-22

Secretariat Launches Redesigned Website - Essential communication tool will better support phase of enhanced implementation of the Convention

The Secretariat is please to announce the launch of its new website at www.cbd.int on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity. In response to the requests of user groups from around the world, the new website features a graphic redesign and a revised navigation structure, ...

Press Release
#21963
2006-05-25

Major Canadian institutions pledge support for the Convention for Life on Earth.

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, representatives of major Canadian universities and research institutions signed an agreement with the Montreal-based Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to join forces in order to mobilize the scientific and tech ...

Press Release
#19035
2006-01-19

Citizens of the world invited to participate in virtual conference and help to sustain life on earth THE VIRTUAL CURITIBA BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE January - March 2006 - <a href=http://2010.biodiv.org>http://2010.biodiv.org</a> ACHIEVING THE 2010 TARGET!

CURITIBA – 19 January 2006. Never before in human history has the rate of biodiversity loss been so great. The rate of loss of biodiversity now exceeds 100 times natural rates. For some experts we are on the eve of the greatest extinction crisis. Humans are changing environments to the poin ...

Press Release
#8412
2004-11-17

CBD joins IUCN and partners in presenting a short film on biodiversity

To mark the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Forum in Bangkok Thailand, 18 November 2004, with the support of IUCN, CBD, Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development; Shell Foundation; The Global Environment Facility; and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, a short film urging all to act for the c ...

Press Release
#6841
2004-02-16

The Science and Development Network (SciDev.net) releases a new online guide to the science and politics of biodiversity

A new dossier on the SciDev.Net website <a href=http://www.scidev.net/biodiversity>(www.scidev.net/biodiversity)</a> explores how concerns over biodiversity can be reconciled with the needs of the developing world and provides an authoritative guide to this debate, packed with news, features, li ...

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